HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE-12.5MG + RAMIPRIL-5MG
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET belongs to a class of medication called 'anti-hypertensive agents' prescribed alone or in combination with other drugs to lower the raised blood pressure. Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes so high that it causes health problems, such as heart disease.
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET contains two medicines, namely: Ramipril (blood pressure-lowering agent) and Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretics or water pills). Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme or ACE inhibitors that lower increased blood pressure by blocking a naturally occurring substance known as angiotensin II (that tightens your blood vessels). It allows these constricted blood vessels to relax and therefore helps lower high blood pressure. On the other hand, Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) works by increasing the amount of urine passed out from the kidneys. It effectively reduces excess fluid overload in the body and treats oedema (swelling) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. This reduces the heart's workload and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, collectively, both help lower high blood pressure, reducing heart attack, or stroke chances.
You can take HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET with a meal or after/before a meal. Your doctor will advise you on the exact dosage and how often you have to take HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, feeling tired, slow heart rate, and nausea. Most of these side effects of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may lower your blood pressure, especially if taken with alcohol. So, avoid driving and operating heavy machinery.
Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Even if your blood pressure becomes normal, you should not stop using HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET. Doing so may worsen your condition. Let your doctor know if you have had or currently have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. In pregnancy and lactation, HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET should only be taken after consulting your doctor. You should regularly monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or are allergic to HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the body's swelling.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
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Most of the side effects of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effects of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET are dizziness, vision blurred, weakness, nausea (feeling sick). Very rarely, it can cause low blood pressure, difficulty breathing. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may alter your blood sugar level, so tell your doctor about this before using HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), anuria (patients with nil urine output), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET and breastfeeding. Do not consume alcohol with HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Avoid potassium supplements with HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET as it may lead to high potassium levels in the blood. Regular blood tests and blood pressure monitoring are recommended while taking HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET. Drink a lot of fluids as HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET can cause dehydration, so to avoid unpleasant side-effects, increase the intake of fluids. HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET can make your skin sensitive to sunlights try to cover the skin with a cloth or wear sunscreen lotion (SPF) whenever going outdoor.
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may enhance the hypotensive (low blood pressure) effect if alcohol is taken along with. For better advice, you should consult your doctor whether you can take HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET with alcohol.
The use of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET or any ACE inhibitors (Ramipril) is usually contraindicated during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. It may cause harm to the developing fetus. Hence, you should always consult your doctor before using HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET.
Use of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET is not recommended during the breastfeeding stage.
Drive with caution, HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may cause blurry vision, and dizziness or weariness may occur.
Rare elevation in the liver enzymes (like bilirubin) has been observed while taking HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET, so it must be taken with caution. If you have a history of liver diseases/conditions, the dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially in case of severe kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET should be given with precaution in hemodialysis condition.
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Usually, HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET is prescribed for a long term treatment ranging from weeks to months or for life long also for treating lowering raised blood pressure, swelling due to fluid overload (oedema) and heart-related conditions. However, taking it on your own for years without a doctor's consent can be fatal. Hence, only take it as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you.
Yes, HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
It is advised to continue your medicine even after your blood pressure is under control or becomes normal as blood pressure can shot up at any time. If you have any discomfort, please consult your doctor immediately.
If you forget to take HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET at any time, take it as soon as you remember, then continue to take it at the usual times. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
No, it is a prescribed drug given by a physician for preventing specific medical conditions. Taking it on your own can cause unwanted side-effects.
Yes, in some cases HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may affect your serum potassium level, so before using potassium supplements or its salt substitutes consult your doctor.
HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET should not be used if you have a history of a serious allergic reaction, including swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema) and an inability to make urine. Besides this, if you are using alcohol or recreational drugs do not do hazardous work like driving a motor vehicle or operating heavy machinery. Before going outdoor in the sun, try to wear sunscreen (SPF) and avoid sunlamps and tanning booths as prolonged intake of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may cause your skin sensitive to the sunlight.
Yes, if you have diabetes, HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET may change your blood sugar level, so check your blood sugar regularly as directed. Let your doctor know if you have symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) like increased thirst/urination, or signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Your doctor might adjust your dose of HOPECARD H 5/12.5MG TABLET.
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