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 2.5mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cardika 2.5mg 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.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cardika 2.5mg Capsule 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.
Cardika 2.5mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Cardika 2.5mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cardika 2.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cardika 2.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Cardika 2.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardika 2.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
Cardika is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Cardika a diuretic?
No, Cardika is not a diuretic. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors), which is mainly used to reduce high blood pressure.
Q. Is Cardika a nitrate or a statin?
Cardika is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take Cardika with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with Cardika, 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 Cardika cause cough?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects of Cardika.
Q. Does Cardika cause frequent urination?
No, Cardika 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 Cardika cause itching?
Yes, Cardika may cause itching of skin. However, It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Cardika cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) is one the common side effects of Cardika.
Q. Does Cardika cause depression?
Yes, Cardika may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Cardika known to cause thinning of the blood?
No. Cardika has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Can I take Cardika with sildenafil?
Yes, Cardika 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.