About CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET
CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET belongs to the class of ‘anti-hypertensive drugs’, primarily used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is a medical condition, in which the blood exerts high pressure (force exerted by circulating blood) against blood vessel’s walls. This condition makes the heart to work harder in pumping the blood to the whole body. Hypertension can cause severe health complications, including stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.
CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET is a combination of medicine that consists of Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker) and Ramipril (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor). Amlodipine belongs to the class of ‘calcium channel blockers’ and is used to treat high blood pressure, Prinzmetal’s or variant angina (chest pain) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. It relaxes blood vessels, so that blood passes through them easily, thereby lowering the blood pressure. Amlodipine also improves blood supply to the heart muscle to receive more oxygen and thus preventing chest pain. Ramipril belongs to the class of ‘Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors’. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood throughout the body, thereby lowering blood pressure. Ramipril also decreases the body’s production of certain substances that raise blood pressure.
CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET is an orally administered drug in the form of tablet and capsule. You can take CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET with food or without food. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience blurred vision, sweating, confusion, tiredness, stomach upset, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), dizziness, headache and swelling of the ankles or feet. Most of these side effects of CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Do not stop taking CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor since it may worsen your condition and increase the risk of future heart problems. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels and kidney functioning is advised while taking CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney, liver or heart diseases. Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or have any allergic reactions to CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the body’s swelling. Let your doctor know if you use any prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, including vitamins, before starting CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please tell your doctor so that the dosage of CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET can be prescribed accordingly.
Uses of CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Directions for Use
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET
- Blurred vision
- Stomach upset
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Swelling of the ankles or feet
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not use CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET if you are allergic to CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET or any of its components. Please inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, including vitamins, before starting CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET. Let your doctor know if you have any history of severe heart, kidney or liver diseases, high potassium levels (hyperkalaemia), bone marrow suppression, and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem).
It is essential to let your doctor know if you are a breastfeeding mother before using CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET since Amlodipine may pass into the breast milk. Ramipril is not recommended during pregnancy since it has harmful effects on the unborn baby. Please ask your doctor if you plan to conceive or are pregnant before using CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET. CARDACE AM 5/5MG TABLET can increase the chances of light-headedness so rise slowly if you are sitting/lying and avoid operating any machine or doing any work that needs mental alertness.