Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Cardiopril Capsule
Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.
Cardiopril Capsule side effects
Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Renal impairment
How to use Cardiopril 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. Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Cardiopril Capsule works
Cardiopril 10 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.
Cardiopril Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cardiopril 10 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
Cardiopril 10 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
Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cardiopril 10 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 Cardiopril Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Cardiopril 10 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 Cardiopril 10 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.
  • Cardiopril 10 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 doesn't go away.
  • Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. 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 Cardiopril 10 mg Capsule.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cardiopril with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Thioprinz
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Brand(s): Celparin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
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Brand(s): Glunase
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cardiopril

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Having diabetes since last 25 years and taking Gemer DS2 Tabs 0--0, Zita 100, OD I am also taking medicines after my open Heart Surgery in 1999 viz Cardiopril 5mg 0--0 , Ecosprin 75 OD,& Storevas 10mg OD . Sugar levels Fasting & PP vary from 95-180 and 140 240 respectively. Pl advise if same medicines to be contd. thanks n best wishes JVJAIN
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
fasting and ppbs levels are highAsk your treating physician to add another OHA or insulin
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
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FAQs

Q. Is Cardiopril safe to use?
Cardiopril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Cardiopril a diuretic?
No, Cardiopril 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 Cardiopril a nitrate or a statin?
Cardiopril is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take Cardiopril with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with Cardiopril, 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 Cardiopril cause cough?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects of Cardiopril.
Q. Does Cardiopril cause frequent urination?
No, Cardiopril 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 Cardiopril cause itching?
Yes, Cardiopril may cause itching of skin. However, It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Cardiopril cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) is one the common side effects of Cardiopril.
Q. Does Cardiopril cause depression?
Yes, Cardiopril may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Cardiopril known to cause thinning of the blood?
No. Cardiopril has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Can I take Cardiopril with sildenafil?
Yes, Cardiopril 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Aug 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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