Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet

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Uses of Amlodipine

Amlodipine is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Amlodipine

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Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain.

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How to use Amlodipine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet works

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
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Uses of Ramipril

Ramipril is used in the treatment of heart failure and hypertension.
It lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Side effects of Ramipril

Common

Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment.

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How to use Ramipril

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet works

Ramipril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

In Depth Information on Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Amlodipine

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.

Expert advice for Ramipril

  • You may get a dry cough while using Ramipril. Report to your doctor if there is a persistent cough.
  • Ramipril may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • You shouldn’t take Ramipril if you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Ramipril may cause birth defects or be fatal to your unborn baby.
Warnings
Special precautions for Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ampine RL 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Amlodipine

Q. What is Amlodipine used for?
Amlodipine is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).
Q. Is Amlodipine a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.
Q. Is Amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine at night?
Amlodipine can be taken at night. You should take Amlodipine at the same time each day with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine and aspirin?
Amlodipine can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with sildenafil?
Both Amlodipine and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.
Q. Is Amlodipine a beta blocker?
Amlodipine is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlodipine safe for kidneys?
Amlodipine is not known to damage kidneys. However, Amlodipine can cause urinary disorders like difficulty in passing urine, increased the need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.
Q. Is Amlodipine a diuretic?
Amlodipine is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlodipine a blood thinner?
Amlodipine is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlodipine a statin?
Amlodipine is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Is Amlodipine an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Amlodipine is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause tachycardia?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Amlodipine can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine increase creatinine?
Amlodipine has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking Amlodipine as it requires proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of Amlodipine. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause weight gain?
Amlodipine can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Amlodipine can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause cough?
Amlodipine can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking Amlodipine.
Q. Does Amlodipine cause dry mouth?
Amlodipine can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking Amlodipine.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine without food?
Amlodipine can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlodipine should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take Amlodipine with grapefruit juice.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of Amlodipine with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with lisinopril?
Amlodipine can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with ibuprofen?
Amlodipine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with metoprolol?
Amlodipine and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with losartan?
Amlodipine and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with ramipril?
Amlodipine and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with simvastatin?
Amlodipine can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with Amlodipine . Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Amlodipine with atorvastatin?
Amlodipine can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can the use of Amlodipine cause gout?
Amlodipine does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any signs and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.
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Frequently asked questions for Ramipril

Q. Is ramipril a diuretic?
No, ramipril is not a diuretic It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), mainly used to reduce high blood pressure
Q. Is ramipril safe?
Ramipril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is ramipril or cardace a calcium channel blocker/alpha blocker/ beta blocker?
No, ramipril or cardace is an ACE inhibitor and shows no known effects on calcium channels or alpha receptors or beta receptors
Q. Is ramipril a nitrate or a statin?
Ramipril is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure
Q. What are Cardace / Ramistar/Hopace used for?
Cardace, Ramistar, Hopace are all trade names for the active drug ramipril. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure
Q. Can I take ramipril with simvastatin/amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ramipril when taken with simvastatin/ amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/Sudafed. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril
Q. Can I take ramipril with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with ramipril, however, it is known that ibuprofen and other NSAIDs may reduce the antihypertensive effects of ramipril. Consult your doctor about any medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril
Q. Does ramipril cause coughing?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects or ramipril
Q. Does ramipril cause frequent urination?
No, ramipril has no known effect on increasing the frequency of urination. It may rarely increase the urine output but not affect the frequency of urination
Q. Does ramipril cause itching?
Yes, ramipril may cause itching of skin. It is not very commonly observed
Q. Does ramipril cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels is one a common side effects of ramipril
Q. Does ramipril cause depression?
Yes, ramipril may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed
Q. Does ramipril thin the blood?
No. ramipril has no known effect on blood thinning
Q. Is ramipril available in India?
Yes, ramipril is available in India with more than 100 brand names.
Q. Can I take Ramipril with sildenafil ?
Yes,Ramipril can be taken with Sildenafil . However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
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