RL 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of RL Tablet
RL 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.
RL Tablet side effects
Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Renal impairment
How to use RL 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. RL 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How RL Tablet works
RL 5 mg 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.
RL Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
RL 5 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
RL 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
RL 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
RL 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of RL 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
RL 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of RL 5 mg 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 miss a dose of RL Tablet?
If you miss a dose of RL 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed RL 5 mg Tablet 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.
  • RL 5 mg Tablet 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.
  • RL 5 mg Tablet 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 RL 5 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking RL with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to RL

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Past four days I am suffering from vomiting and motions after inject RL and antibiotic it severity was reduced but the motions are not completely stopped . I am diabetic
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take loperamide 2mg two times daily for 3 daysAlso take econorm sachet two times daily for 3 days
Can anyone please tell me what is the prescription at second position My wife is 6months pregnant and the liquid around the child is at 6.5 index so the dr. Prescribed these blood infusion on alternate days
Dr. Dharna Gupta
Gynaecologist and General Physician
This looks like I.v fluids with some amino acid fluid. The name is not clear.get I.v hermin with 1 point RL infusion in alternate daysRepeat USG every week to see improvement in fluid levelsTake high protein diet,lots of oral fluids
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FAQs

Q. Is RL safe to use?
RL is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is RL a diuretic?
No, RL 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 RL a nitrate or a statin?
RL is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take RL with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with RL, 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 RL cause cough?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects of RL.
Q. Does RL cause frequent urination?
No, RL 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 RL cause itching?
Yes, RL may cause itching of skin. However, It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does RL cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) is one the common side effects of RL.
Q. Does RL cause depression?
Yes, RL may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does RL known to cause thinning of the blood?
No. RL has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Can I take RL with sildenafil?
Yes, RL 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.
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