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Raxipril 10mg Capsule

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Raxipril 10mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. 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.

Raxipril 10mg Capsule can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the maximum 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 any symptoms, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and 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, not smoking, 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 feeling dizzy or drowsy, headache, dry cough, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and low blood pressure. 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 Raxipril Capsule

Benefits of Raxipril Capsule

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Raxipril 10mg Capsule 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

Raxipril 10mg Capsule 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

Raxipril 10mg Capsule 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 Raxipril Capsule

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 Raxipril

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Raxipril Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Raxipril 10mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Raxipril Capsule works

Raxipril 10mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Raxipril 10mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Raxipril 10mg Capsule 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Raxipril 10mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Raxipril 10mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Raxipril 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Raxipril 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Raxipril 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Raxipril 10mg 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 forget to take Raxipril Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Raxipril 10mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Raxipril 10mg Capsule 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 (Carboxylic acids derivatives)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Raxipril with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. I have been diagnosed with heart failure and the doctor has prescribed me Raxipril 10mg Capsule. Why?

Raxipril 10mg Capsule belongs to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor group of drugs. 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 is beneficial in heart failure. Additionally, it is also used to lower blood pressure and prevent stroke.

Q. Can Raxipril 10mg Capsule increase potassium levels? If yes, what should be done?

Raxipril 10mg Capsule may increase potassium levels in the blood, especially if you have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, kidney problems and dehydration. Potassium levels may also increase in patients using potassium salts or medicines which increase potassium levels or are aged more than 70 years of age. If you have any of these conditions and are using Raxipril 10mg Capsule, you need to be careful and get regular blood tests done to monitor potassium levels.

Q. When can I expect my blood pressure to be normal after starting Raxipril 10mg Capsule?

Raxipril 10mg Capsule takes a few hours to reduce high blood pressure but since there are no symptoms, you will not notice any difference. It takes a few weeks for the blood pressure to get fully controlled. Do not stop taking the medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel better or if your blood pressure is normalized.

Q. Ever since I started taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule, I noticed that I have developed dry cough which is very irritating and is not relieved by any medicine. Why is it?

Raxipril 10mg Capsule commonly is responsible for dry cough which can be persistent and is not relieved by any medicine. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you or you have trouble sleeping, as another medicine may be better. Even if you stop taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule, the cough may take a few days to a month to go away.

Q. I accidentally took a 25 mg Raxipril 10mg Capsule tablet instead of one 5 mg. Will it have any harmful effects?

Yes, you may feel lightheaded, dizzy, your pulse may become slow and you may even faint. You should take the help of a relative or friend for emergency or seek immediate medical support.

Q. Will there be any problem if I am taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule and I have a surgery scheduled in a week?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule. Raxipril 10mg Capsule can reduce your blood pressure when it is used with a general anesthetic. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking it 24 hours before surgery.

Q. Can Raxipril 10mg Capsule affect my fertility?

There is no evidence that Raxipril 10mg Capsule has any effect on fertility in both men and women. However, if you are planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first because Raxipril 10mg Capsule is not recommended in pregnancy.

Q. I have diabetes. Does Raxipril 10mg Capsule have any effect on blood sugar levels?

Yes, Raxipril 10mg Capsule may have some effect on antidiabetic medicines and insulin and may lower your blood sugar levels. Therefore, you need to check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. I have been using Raxipril 10mg Capsule for blood pressure since sometime, but now I have noticed that I often have a sore throat along with fever. I want to stop Raxipril 10mg Capsule and see if this goes, can I stop Raxipril 10mg Capsule?

No, you should not stop Raxipril 10mg Capsule suddenly as this may cause a sudden increase in your blood pressure which may be harmful for you. In addition to this, Raxipril 10mg Capsule can very rarely decrease your white blood cell count which are important to fight infections in your body. Consult your doctor and get a blood test done. If your white cell count is decreased, it could be due to Raxipril 10mg Capsule. Ask your doctor for an alternative medicine for blood pressure. You can continue taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule if your investigations are normal.

Q. Is it safe to take Raxipril 10mg Capsule for a long time?

Yes, Raxipril 10mg Capsule is safe and works best if taken for a long time. But, taking Raxipril 10mg Capsule for a long time can sometimes affect the working of your kidneys. To keep track of this, your doctor will get regular blood tests done and check how well your kidneys are working.

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