Imidapril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
How it works
Imidapril is an antihypertensive drug that belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the action of ACE which results in lowering of high blood pressure.
Common side effects
Nausea, Cough, Dizziness, Headache, Sleepiness, Fatigue
- 2 variant(s)
- Medical supervision is advised during the initial treatment for patients with heart or liver disorders and patients with narrowing of blood vessels in the brain (cerebrovascular diseases) as there could be significant lowering of blood pressure (hypotension) after the first few doses of imidapril.
- Consult your doctor, if you are receiving treatment for bee or wasp stings, undergoing dialysis or receiving ‘LDL apheresis’ treatment to lower cholesterol as you can experience life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylactoid reaction).
- Consult your doctor if you have kidney functioning problems, diabetes, or if you are receiving certain drugs to increase urine output (potassium-sparing diuretics).
- Inform your doctor about any scheduled surgery for which you would be receiving anesthetic medications and pain killers before starting imidapril treatment.
- Take extreme care to avoid pregnancy if you are taking imidapril or any other ACE inhibitors and consult your doctor if you get to know that you are pregnant.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is imidapril HCL?
Imidapril hydrochloride is an antihypertensive drug that belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).