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Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Composition

RAMIPRIL-2.5MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sanofi India Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's belongs to the group of blood pressure-lowering medications called 'Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors' primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. High blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the pressure in the blood vessels is high.

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's contains 'Ramipril' that relaxes and widens the blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood to all parts of the body thereby lowering the raised blood pressure and reducing the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

Take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's with or without food. Do not chew, crush, or break Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's, swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's at the same time every day. In some cases, Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause common side-effects like headache, dizziness, fatigue, and cough. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. Talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Try not to stop taking it on your own as it may cause a sudden increase the blood pressure, chest pain or heart attack. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels and kidney functioning is advised while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's. Avoid taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you alternate medicine. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 18 years of age as efficacy and safety have not been established.

Uses of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's

Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.

Medicinal Benefits

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's relaxes and widens the blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood to all parts of the body. This helps in lowering blood pressure and the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's helps in reducing both standing and lying down blood pressure without any orthostatic effect (sudden decrease in blood pressure which might occur when a person stands up suddenly). However, when dehydrated Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may show an orthostatic effect. Continued usage of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's helps in decreasing the severity of heart failure, rate of hospitalization and symptoms such as weakness and shortness of breath.

Directions for Use

Swallow Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's with a glass of water as a whole. Do not crush, break or chew it. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's can be taken with or without food at the same time daily for best results. Take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Based on your medical condition your doctor will advise for how long you need to take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Inflammation of the sinus (sinusitis)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion

Drug Warnings

Do not take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to any of its contents. Talk to your doctor if you have heart, kidney or liver problems. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may sometimes cause a decrease in blood pressure than normal, especially in dehydrated people, who are taking diuretics (medicines to treat oedema) and have low levels of sodium. Avoid taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you alternate medicine. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 18 years of age as efficacy and safety have not been established. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects. Consult your doctor if you have lost a lot of body fluids through vomiting, diarrhoea or sweating more than normal or if you are taking low water tablets to treat oedema (diuretics), or if you undergo dialysis. Inform your doctor that you are taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are due to undergo any surgery or dental procedure; your doctor may advise you to stop taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's one day before receiving an anaesthetic to undergo any surgery or dental procedure.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may interact with drugs used to treat severe heart failure (sacubitril/valsartan), pain killers (aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen), PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil), a drug used to treat gout (allopurinol), anti-diabetic (sitagliptin, metformin, insulin glargine), diuretics (furosemide), corticosteroid (prednisolone) and anti-convulsant (pregabalin).

Drug-Food Interactions: Maintain low salt and low-fat diet while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's. Avoid consuming food rich in potassium such as potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have angioedema (swelling), congestive heart failure (heart problems), hemodialysis, low blood pressure, hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in the body),  liver diseases and kidney dysfunction.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • PREGABALIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • NAPROXEN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • SILDENAFIL
  • ALLOPURINOL
  • SITAGLIPTIN
  • METFORMIN
  • INSULIN
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • PREDNISOLONE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • You are advised to consume low salt and low-fat diet while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.
  • Regular exercise is also recommended to complement treatment with Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.
  • Eat a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Maintain a healthy weight with proper diet and exercise.
  • Managing stress with meditation, yoga, and massage would also help treat high blood pressure.

Special Advise

  • Get up slowly while rising from lying or sitting position as Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness.
  • Avoid consuming food rich in potassium such as banana, broccoli, almonds, avocado, and potassium supplements.
  • Regular monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels and kidney functioning is advised while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.

Disease/Condition Glossary

High blood pressure (hypertension): It is a condition in which the blood exerts increased pressure on the walls of blood vessels leading to hypertension. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. Symptoms of high blood pressure include headache, dizziness, nose bleed, changes in vision, chest pain, weakness and dyspnoea (shortness of breath). However, most of the time, the signs and symptoms of hypertension are none.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's to avoid unpleasant side-effects. Alcohol intake might interfere with the working of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

It is not recommended to take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's can be given to pregnant women or not.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

It is not recommended to take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's while you are breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's can be given to breast-feeding mothers or not.

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Driving

Caution

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment/liver disease. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment/kidney disease. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

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Children

Unsafe

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's should not be used by children as the efficacy and safety has not been established.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

CT Survey No.117-B, L&T Business Park, Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 400072.
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FAQs

Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's belongs to the group of medicines called Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors that works by lowering the body’s production of substances that could increase the blood pressure. Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's relaxes and widens the blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood to all parts of the body. This helps in lowering the blood pressure and the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
If you are diabetic you should monitor your blood glucose levels often especially in the first few weeks because Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's can lower glucose/sugar levels in blood. However, please consult your doctor before taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are diabetic.
Please do not stop taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor on your own as it may lead to rise in blood pressure. Continue taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.
Orthostatic hypotension could be a side-effect of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's, especially in people who are dehydrated. Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing. If you experience this, do not try to stand up suddenly or start walking, instead lie down and get up slowly only when you feel better. People taking Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid such unpleasant events.
Do not overdose on Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's or any medicine as it could lead to very unpleasant side-effects. Take Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's only as prescribed by your doctor. Overdose of Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's can cause increased heartbeat, dizziness and sleepiness. Rush to your nearest doctor as early as possible if you have overdosed on Cardace 2.5 mg Tablet 10's.

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