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Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet is a medicine that treats hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of medicines that controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. Lowering the blood pressure helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet should be taken with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Nausea, indigestion, stomach pain, and taste change are some common side effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function, electrolytes and blood pressure is important while using this medicine. This medicine may cause increase in potassium levels (hyperkalemia) and severe allergic swelling of face, mouth, and tongue (angioedema). Hence, avoid taking potassium rich food or supplements.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Side effects of Smilor 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 Smilor

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Smilor 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. Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Smilor Tablet works

Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Enalapril and losartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Smilor 5mg/50mg 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
Smilor 5mg/50mg 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
Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Smilor 5mg/50mg Tablet.

Fact Box

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No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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References

  1. MedIndia. Enalapril. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Enalapril maleate. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2018. [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Losartan potassium. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2003. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Expires on or after: February, 2021

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