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Cipril 5mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Cipril 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. 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.

Cipril 5mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken on an empty stomach. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly 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 medicine 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 as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include decreased blood pressure, cough, increased potassium level in blood, fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. 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.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Cipril Tablet

Benefits of Cipril Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Cipril 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. It reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly, as prescribed, to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Cipril 5mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems. This medicine must be taken regularly to be effective.

In Heart failure

Cipril 5mg Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.

Side effects of Cipril Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cipril

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

How to use Cipril Tablet

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. Cipril 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cipril Tablet works

Cipril 5mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cipril 5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cipril 5mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cipril 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cipril 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cipril 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cipril 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Cipril 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cipril 5mg Tablet 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 forget to take Cipril Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cipril 5mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Cipril 5mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. You can also prefer taking it at bedtime to avoid dizziness throughout the day.
  • Let your doctor know about any 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dipeptides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

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Q. What is Cipril 5mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Cipril 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). 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 helps to lower the blood pressure and thus reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Cipril 5mg Tablet?

Before taking Cipril 5mg Tablet you must tell your doctor if you are allergic to Cipril 5mg Tablet or any of its ingredients. You must tell the doctor if you have any problems related to heart, liver, kidneys (if you are on dialysis) or blood, such as a low white blood cell count (neutropenia or agranulocytosis). Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, irregular blood pressure or if you have recently had diarrhea or vomiting. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking Cipril 5mg Tablet if you are planning to conceive, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. What time of the day should I take Cipril 5mg Tablet?

Cipril 5mg Tablet should be taken at the same time each day to reduce the chances of a missed dose. Take it in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor may advise you to take your first dose before bedtime, because it can make you dizzy. After the first dose, if you do not feel dizzy, you may take Cipril 5mg Tablet at any time of the day. Your dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and therefore, it will vary from person to person. If you experience any side effects while taking Cipril 5mg Tablet, please consult your doctor.

Q. I feel better after taking Cipril 5mg Tablet, can I stop taking it?

No, continue taking Cipril 5mg Tablet even if you feel better and your blood pressure is under control. Stopping Cipril 5mg Tablet suddenly may cause your blood pressure to increase and your chances of stroke or heart attack may rise. Usually once you start taking any medicine for controlling blood pressure, you have to continue taking it life long unless you cannot tolerate it.

Q. Will Cipril 5mg Tablet make me feel dizzy? What should I do about it?

Yes, Cipril 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. If Cipril 5mg Tablet makes you feel dizzy when you stand up, try getting up very slowly or stay seated until you feel better. If you begin to feel dizzy, lie down so that you don't faint, then sit until you feel better. Don’t drive, do not use tools or machines and avoid anything requiring concentration while you're feeling dizzy or shaky.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Cipril 5mg Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Cipril 5mg Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Cipril 5mg Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. I have diabetes. Does Cipril 5mg Tablet have any effect on blood sugar levels?

Yes, Cipril 5mg Tablet may have some effect on antidiabetic medicines or insulin and may lower your blood sugar levels. Therefore, you need to check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. After starting Cipril 5mg Tablet, I have developed dry cough which is very irritating and is not getting better with any medicine. What should I do now?

Cipril 5mg Tablet may cause dry cough, as a side effect in some people. This can be persistent and may not be relieved by any medicine. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you or if you have trouble sleeping. Your doctor may suggest ways of managing the cough or may prescribe another medicine. Remember, do not stop taking Cipril 5mg Tablet without consulting your doctor as it may increase your blood pressure and put you at a risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. Even if you stop taking Cipril 5mg Tablet, the cough may take a few days to a month to resolve completely.

Q. Can Cipril 5mg Tablet affect my fertility?

There is no evidence that Cipril 5mg Tablet has any effect on fertility in both men and women. However, if you are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor first. This is because Cipril 5mg Tablet is not recommended in pregnancy.

Q. Can Cipril 5mg Tablet increase potassium levels? If so, what should be done?

Cipril 5mg Tablet may increase potassium levels in the blood, especially if you have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, kidney problems and dehydration. Also, potassium levels may increase in patients who are using potassium salts or medicines or are aged more than 70 years of age. Therefore, if you have any of these conditions and are using Cipril 5mg Tablet, be careful and get regular blood tests done to monitor potassium levels.

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