Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Cardika Capsule

Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.

Cardika Capsule side effects

Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Renal impairment

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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cardika 2.5 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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

  • You have been prescribed Cardika 2.5 mg Capsule to improve blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
  • It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
  • 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): Thioprinz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Lyma
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cardika

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. Is Cardika safe to use?

Yes, Cardika is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Cardika cause cough?

Yes, Cardika causes dry cough. It is one of the common side effects of Cardika.

Q. Does Cardika cause frequent urination?

No, Cardika does not affect the frequency of urination. However, it may increase the amount of urine you pass at one time.

Q. Does Cardika cause itching?

Yes, Cardika may cause allergic infections like itching of skin. However, it is not very commonly observed.

Q. Does Cardika increase the potassium levels in the blood?

Yes, Cardika can increase the potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). This is one of the most 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 cause thinning of the blood?

No, Cardika does not cause blood thinning.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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