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RAMISTAR A 5MG/2.5MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RAMISTAR A

Amlodipine(5 mg),Ramipril(2.5 mg)

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lactation interaction for RAMISTAR A

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Ramistar a 5mg/2.5mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
UNSAFE
Ramistar a 5mg/2.5mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR RAMISTAR A

Amlodipine(5 mg)

Uses

Amlodipine is used for increased blood pressure and angina (chest pain)

How it works

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This can lower the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Sleepiness, Flushing, Headache, Ankle swelling, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain
Ramipril(2.5 mg)

Uses

Ramipril is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease

How it works

Ramipril relaxes blood vessels which lowers blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

Common side effects

Breathlessness, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Irregular heart rate, Fatigue, Angina pectoris, Diarrhoea, Depression, Cough, Altered taste, Chest pain

COMMON DOSAGE FOR RAMISTAR A 5MG/2.5MG TABLET

Patients taking RAMISTAR A 5MG/2.5MG TABLET

  • 83%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Four Times A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day

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Expert advice FOR RAMISTAR A

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.
  • Amlodipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Amlodipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Amlodipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Amlodipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
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  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions FOR RAMISTAR A

Amlodipine

Q.

Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate

Q.

Can I take amlodipine with Viagra?
Amlodipine does not have any significant interaction with sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. However, consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together

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Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine

Q.

What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.

Ramipril

Q.

Is ramipril a diuretic?
No, ramipril is not a diuretic It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), mainly used to reduce high blood pressure

Q.

Is ramipril safe?
Ramipril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is ramipril or cardace a calcium channel blocker/alpha blocker/ beta blocker?
No, ramipril or cardace is an ACE inhibitor and shows no known effects on calcium channels or alpha receptors or beta receptors

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Is ramipril a nitrate or a statin?
Ramipril is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure

Q.

What are Cardace / Ramistar/Hopace used for?
Cardace, Ramistar, Hopace are all trade names for the active drug ramipril. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure

Q.

Can I take ramipril with simvastatin/amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ramipril when taken with simvastatin/ amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/Sudafed. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril

Q.

Can I take ramipril with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with ramipril, 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 ramipril cause coughing?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects or ramipril

Q.

Does ramipril cause frequent urination?
No, ramipril has no known effect on increasing the frequency of urination. It may rarely increase the urine output but not affect the frequency of urination

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Does ramipril cause itching?
Yes, ramipril may cause itching of skin. It is not very commonly observed

Q.

Does ramipril cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels is one a common side effects of ramipril

Q.

Does ramipril cause depression?
Yes, ramipril may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed

Q.

Does ramipril thin the blood?
No. ramipril has no known effect on blood thinning

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Is ramipril available in India?
Yes, ramipril is available in India with more than 100 brand names.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)