Cardace 5 Mg
Cardace 5 Mg (also known as Altace) are used to treat mild to moderate essential hypertension, which is high blood pressure when at rest, by lowering blood pressure to normal resting levels. Cardace 5 Mg reduces risk of stroke, heart attack and end organ damage such as kidney disease. Cardace 5 Mg is also used to treat congestive heart failure, by helping weakened heart muscles pump more efficiently and reducing feelings of breathlessness on exertion.
Cardace 5 Mg are also used to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in patients over 55 years who have a history of heart attack, coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease, or reduce need for surgery to replace damaged blood vessels; also in people with diabetes who also have other risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure or who smoke. Cardace 5 Mg can be used on its own or with a diuretic, which helps get rid of excess water that is retained in body tissues and can cause swelling (oedema).
Drug = Ramipril
Strength = 5 Mg
Manufacturer = Sanofi India Ltd
How To Take
Take Cardace 5 Mg in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cardace 5 Mg may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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Unusual tiredness and weakness
It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. Get up slowly from bed.
It may cause a serious side effect called angioedema with symptoms of swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; or hoarseness.
It may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely.
Monitor kidney function before and during treatment.
Regular monitoring of white blood cells in patients with vascular collagen disorders is recommended.
Cardace 5 Mg is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Ramipril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. It may also be used in high risk patients (such as patients with heart disease/diabetes) to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Cardace 5 Mg may also be used to treat heart failure in patients who have had a recent heart attack.
Cardace 5 Mg is an ACE inhibitor and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.