Topam 2.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Topam Tablet
Topam 2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.
Topam Tablet side effects
Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Renal impairment
How to use Topam 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. Topam 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Topam Tablet works
Topam 2.5 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.
Topam Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Topam 2.5 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
Topam 2.5 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
Topam 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topam 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topam 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Topam 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Topam 2.5 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 Topam Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Topam 2.5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Topam 2.5 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.
  • Topam 2.5 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.
  • Topam 2.5 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 Topam 2.5 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Topam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Thioprinz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Celparin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Urinol, Zeric
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glywin
MODERATE
MODERATE
Brand(s): Lyma
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Glunase
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Topam

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

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