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Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Cardika Capsule

Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as ACE inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule works by lowering your blood pressure and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. It can be taken with or without food. For best results, take the tablets at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking it even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely prescribed medicine and is considered safe for long-term use. Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet.
 
The most common side effects of this medicine include feeling dizzy or drowsy, headache, dry cough, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and low blood pressure. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away. Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure, kidney function, and potassium levels regularly while you are taking this medicine. It is not suitable for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Cardika Capsule side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Cardika Capsule

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. Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cardika Capsule works

Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule 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.

Cardika Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

What if you miss a dose of Cardika Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Let your doctor know about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cardika with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Thioprinz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Lyma
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE

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FAQs

Q. I have been diagnosed with heart failure and doctor has prescribed me Cardika. Why?

Cardika belongs to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor group of drugs. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to pass through the vessels. As a result of this, the heart does not have to work more to push the blood. Since the workload on the heart is reduced, it is beneficial in heart failure. Additionally, it is also used to lower blood pressure and prevent stroke.

Q. Can Cardika increase potassium levels? If yes, what should be done?

Cardika may increase potassium levels in the blood, especially if you have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, kidney problems and dehydration. Potassium levels may also increase in patients using potassium salts or medicines which increase potassium levels or are aged more than 70 years of age. If you have any of these conditions and are using Cardika, you need to be careful and get regular blood tests done to monitor potassium levels.

Q. When can I expect my blood pressure to be normal after starting Cardika?

Cardika takes a few hours to reduce high blood pressure but since there are no symptoms, you will not notice any difference. It takes a few weeks for the blood pressure to get fully controlled. Do not stop taking the medicine, and keep taking it even if you feel better or if your blood pressure is normalised.

Q. Ever since I started taking Cardika, I noticed that I have developed dry cough which is very irritating and is not relieved by any medicine. Why is it?

Cardika commonly is responsible for dry cough which is persistent and is not relieved by any medicine. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you or you have trouble sleeping, as another medicine may be better. Even if you stop taking Cardika, the cough may take a few days to a month to go away.

Q. I accidentally took 25 mg Cardika tablet instead of one 5 mg. Will it have any harmful effects?

Yes, you may feel lightheaded, dizzy, your pulse will be slow and you may even faint. You should take the help of a relative or friend for emergency or seek immediate medical support.

Q. Will there be any problem if I am taking Cardika and I have a surgery scheduled in a week?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Cardika. Cardika can reduce your blood pressure when it is used with a general anesthetic. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking it 24 hours before surgery.

Q. Can Cardika affect my fertility?

There is no evidence that Cardika has any effect on fertility in both men and women. However, if you are planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first because Cardika is not recommended in pregnancy.

Q. I have diabetes. Does Cardika have any effect on blood sugar levels?

Yes, Cardika may have some effect on antidiabetic medicines and insulin and may lower your blood glucose levels. Therefore, you need to check your blood glucose levels regularly,

Q. I have been using Cardika for blood pressure since sometime, but now I have noticed that I often have a sore throat along with fever. I want to stop Cardika and see if this goes, can I stop Cardika?

No, you should not stop Cardika suddenly as this may cause a sudden increase in your blood pressure which may be harmful for you. In addition to this, Cardika can very rarely decrease your white blood cell count which are important to fight infections in your body. Consult your doctor and get a blood test done. If your white cell count is decreased, then it could be due to Cardika. Ask your doctor for an alternative medicine for blood pressure. You can continue taking Cardika if your investigations are normal.

Q. Is it safe to take Cardika for a long time?

Yes, Cardika is safe and works best if taken for a long time. But, taking Cardika for a long time can sometimes cause your kidneys to not work as well as they should. To keep a track of this, your doctor will get regular blood tests done and check how well your kidneys are working.

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