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Minipril 10mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Minipril Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It contains Enalapril as an active ingredient. Minipril works by relaxing the blood vessels thus making the blood flow easy...
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ContainsEnalapril(10.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure
Side effectsBlurred vision, headache, feeling low, taste changes, fainting & dizziness
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Minipril 10 MG

Minipril Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Contraindications of Minipril 10 MG

  • If you are allergic to enalapril or any component of this medicine.
  • If you have a history of angioedema (swelling without pain affecting the face, arms, legs) due to the use of similar medicine or without a known cause.
  • This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy.
  • If you are taking a medicine called aliskiren (for high blood pressure) and have diabetes or kidney problem.

Side effects of Minipril 10 MG

  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Feeling low
  • Taste changes
  • Fainting & dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Cough & difficulty in breathing
  • Chest pain & increased heart beats
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea & diarrhoea
  • Rashes & allergy

Precautions and Warnings of Minipril 10 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Minipril Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
A pregnant woman should not take this medicine as it may cause harm to the growing foetus. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant while taking this medicine. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Minipril Tablets before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Minipril Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding while taking this medicine. Breastfeeding to premature babies and newborns are not recommended while taking this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Minipril Tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy or sleepy after taking Minipril Tablets. If this happens, do not drive or use any machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Minipril Tablet?
A:
Alcohol enhances the blood pressure-lowering effect of this medicine and hence should be avoided while taking Minipril Tablets.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have been very sick suffered from excessive vomiting or had bad diarrhoea
  • recently.
  • You have heart, kidney or liver-related problems and taking other medicines for the treatment.
  • You are going to undergo any surgery or operation. You may be asked to stop taking this medicine.
  • You are on a salt-restricted diet or taking potassium-containing medicines or supplements.
  • You are an elderly over 70 years of age.
  • You experience swelling of face, tongue, limbs, etc after taking this medicine.
  • You have a problem in the blood vessels of your brain or have irregular blood count of certain blood cells.
  • You are taking antidiabetic agents or insulin to control your diabetes; you should closely monitor your blood for low blood glucose levels.
  • Any other condition if you have or you are currently taking other medicines should be discussed with your doctor before starting the treatment with this medicine.

Mode of Action of Minipril 10 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Minipril Tablet contains enalapril that acts by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the formation of a substance called angiotensin.
  • Angiotensin is a vasoconstrictor, it constricts or narrows the blood vessels and hence causes high blood pressure and makes your heart work harder.
  • Enalapril relaxes the blood vessels and makes your heart pump effectively by blocking the formation of this substance.

Directions for Use of Minipril 10 MG

  • Take Minipril Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take it at the same time for better results.

Interactions of Minipril 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Be cautious if you are taking other medicines used to lower blood pressure as it may lower the blood pressure further.
  • Medicines or supplements containing potassium, frequent monitoring of potassium levels is recommended.
  • If you are taking water pills or diuretics, discuss it with your doctor prior to starting the treatment with Minipril Tablet.
  • Medicines used for mood or psychiatric disorders may further reduce the blood pressure and hence should be used cautiously.
  • Lithium containing medicine used for certain brain-related problems if taken along with Envas can lead to increased levels of lithium in the body and toxicity.
  • Medicines such as temsirolimus, sirolimus, everolimus used to treat certain types of cancer or to prevent the body’s immune system from rejecting a transplanted organ.
  • Other medicines such as antidiabetics, aspirin, certain cough and cold medicines and weight-reducing medicines (Sympathomimetics), medicines used to dissolve blood clots, certain pain or arthritis med...
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Storage and disposal of Minipril 10 MG

Minipril Tablet should be stored at room temperature in a cool and dry place. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Minipril 10 MG

Overdose

Taking too much of this medicine can lead to a significant reduction in blood pressure, disturbed heart rate, palpitations, cough, shock, rapid or fast breathing rate, etc. In case of an overdosage re...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as possible and skip it if it's time for the next dose. Blood pressure medicines should be taken regularly to avoid undesirable events which can occur due to raised blood ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How does Minipril Tablet act?

A: It acts by relaxing or widening the blood vessels and hence reduces the blood pressure.

Q: How can I control my blood pressure?

A: Taking your blood pressure medicine on time and doing certain lifestyle modifications can help you control your blood pressure better. These changes include eating a healthy diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes every day and reducing alcohol consumption and taking a pause on smoking habits.

Q: Is Minipril Tablet the same as enalapril?

A: Yes, Minipril Tablet contains enalapril as an active ingredient. Minipril Tablets lower the blood pressure.

Q: Is Minipril Tablet effective for cough?

A: No, Minipril Tablet is not effective against cough.
Product Details
Brand
MINIPRIL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
26/08/2022

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Last Updated on: 18 May 2022 | 12:48 PM (IST)
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