Hopecard 2.5mg Capsule
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This medicine belongs to anti-hypertensive (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors) group of medicines. The generic name of this medicine is ramipril.
Uses of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
- Chronic congestive heart failure (CCF)
- High blood pressure
- Diabetic kidney diseases
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Contraindications of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
- Allergic to this medicine or medicines of same group
- Angioedema (itching hives, swelling of face, tongue, throat and difficulty in breathing)
- Renal artery stenosis (a condition in which the blood supply to kidneys is hampered)
- Low blood pressure
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Side effects of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
- Cough, low blood pressure, headache and dizziness
- Skin rashes
- Cramps in legs
- Increase potassium levels in blood test
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
- Abnormal kidney functions
Precautions and Warnings of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
Can I take Hopecard 2.5mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine should seldom be taken during pregnancy. It can be harmful to the baby. If pregnancy is expected, do not start treatment with this medicine. If pregnancy is detected while on this medicine, consult your doctor immediately for further course of treatment.
Can I take Hopecard 2.5mg Cap while breastfeeding?
You should not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding as it can harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
If you feel dizzy after taking this medicine, then it is best to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol consumption with this medicine can cause dizziness or lightheadedness. So, it is best to reduce or quit the intake of alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart, liver or kidney problems
- You have high amounts of potassium in your blood (shown in blood test results)
- You have decreased levels of sodium in your blood
- You have collagen vascular disease such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus
Mode of Action of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) helps in the formation of angiotensin, which causes spasm or tightening of healthy blood vessels. The composition of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap works by decreasing angiotensin, thereby ensuring a smooth blood flow so that the heart can pump blood more efficiently and also lower the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
The dosage of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap needs to administered in the exact quantity prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
Pregabalin Aspirin Azathioprine If combined with this medicine, medicines such as spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, potassium salts, trimethoprim alone or in combination with sulfamethoxazole (for infections) and heparin (for thinning blood) are known to increase the levels of potassium levels
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with heart, liver or kidney problems, high amounts of potassium in your blood (shown in blood test results), decreased levels of sodium in your blood and collagen vascular disease such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus are advised to take up alternative treatment as this medicine can cause serious harm.
Storage and disposal of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
This medicine must be kept in a cool, dry place in the absence of heat, moisture and light. Standard methods of waste disposal should be followed in discarding the unused and expired medicine.
Dosage of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap
An overdose of Hopecard 2.5mg Cap may result in side effects such as extremely low blood pressure, increased levels of sodium or potassium in the blood and sudden kidney failure. An overdose should be immediately reported.
Missed a Dose
The forgotten dose needs to be administered at the earliest whenever it is recalled.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with this medicine?
A: Notify your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or are planning to start a family during the administration of this medicine because it is not recommended in pregnancy. You must share a complete account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you take antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking this medicine, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of these diabetes medicines with this medicine may cause a significant change in your blood sugar levels.
Q: Does this medicine cause weight gain?
A: Yes, this medicine can cause weight gain as a side effect.
Q: Can I stop this medicine if I feel better?
A: No, you should not stop this medicine suddenly as this may cause a sudden increase in blood pressure. You need to seek a doctor's approval in case you wish to stop its dosage.
Q: Is this medicine safe?
A: Yes, this medicine is safe and can be continued for a long time.
Q: How long this medicine to be taken?
A: Continue taking your medicine as long as your doctor tells you.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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