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CARDACE H 5 TAB

Manufacturer

SANOFI INDIA LTD

Composition

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE-12.5MG + RAMIPRIL-5MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

197

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About CARDACE H 5MG TABLET

CARDACE H 5MG TABLET belongs to a class of medication called ‘anti-hypertensive agents’ prescribed alone or in combination with other drugs to lower the raised blood pressure. Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes so high that it causes health problems, such as heart disease.

CARDACE H 5MG TABLET contains two medicines, namely: Ramipril (blood pressure-lowering agent) and Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretics or water pills). Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme or ACE inhibitors that lower increased blood pressure by blocking a naturally occurring substance known as angiotensin II (that tightens your blood vessels). It allows these constricted blood vessels to relax and therefore helps lower high blood pressure. On the other hand, Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) works by increasing the amount of urine passed out from the kidneys. It effectively reduces excess fluid overload in the body and treats oedema (swelling) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. This reduces the heart’s workload and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, collectively, both help lower high blood pressure, reducing heart attack, or stroke chances.

You can take CARDACE H 5MG TABLET with a meal or after/before a meal. Your doctor will advise you on the exact dosage and how often you have to take CARDACE H 5MG TABLET based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, feeling tired, slow heart rate, and nausea. Most of these side effects of CARDACE H 5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. CARDACE H 5MG TABLET may lower your blood pressure, especially if taken with alcohol. So, avoid driving and operating heavy machinery.

Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Even if your blood pressure becomes normal, you should not stop using CARDACE H 5MG TABLET. Doing so may worsen your condition. Let your doctor know if you have had or currently have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. In pregnancy and lactation, CARDACE H 5MG TABLET should only be taken after consulting your doctor. You should regularly monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or are allergic to CARDACE H 5MG TABLET. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the body’s swelling.

Uses of CARDACE H 5MG TABLET

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Directions for Use

CARDACE H 5MG TABLET can be taken orally with or without food or as directed by your doctor. It is best to avoid taking this medication within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate. Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. If you are taking other medications to lower your cholesterol (like cholestyramine), try to take CARDACE H 5MG TABLET at least 4 hours before or at least 4 to 6 hours after taking cholestyramine.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of CARDACE H 5MG TABLET

Most of the side effects of CARDACE H 5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effects of CARDACE H 5MG TABLET are dizziness, vision blurred, weakness, nausea (feeling sick). Very rarely, it can cause low blood pressure, difficulty breathing. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

CARDACE H 5MG TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to CARDACE H 5MG TABLET, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. CARDACE H 5MG TABLET may alter your blood sugar level, so tell your doctor about this before using CARDACE H 5MG TABLET. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), anuria (patients with nil urine output), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). CARDACE H 5MG TABLET can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking CARDACE H 5MG TABLET and breastfeeding. Do not consume alcohol with CARDACE H 5MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Avoid potassium supplements with CARDACE H 5MG TABLET as it may lead to high potassium levels in the blood. Regular blood tests and blood pressure monitoring are recommended while taking CARDACE H 5MG TABLET. Drink a lot of fluids as CARDACE H 5MG TABLET can cause dehydration, so to avoid unpleasant side-effects, increase the intake of fluids. CARDACE H 5MG TABLET can make your skin sensitive to sunlights try to cover the skin with a cloth or wear sunscreen lotion (SPF) whenever going outdoor.

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10, 15

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