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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indications:
It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart faliure.

Pregnancy:
This medication is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Lactation:
It is suggested to use this medicine after consulting a doctor as the effect of this medicine is undetermined.

Precautions:
It is not suggested to be used in patients with kidney impairment and those undergoing surgery. Risk factors for hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertrophic cardiac myopathy (heart muscle is abnormally thick), unstable angina (chest pain) during first month of treatment, desensitisation, hyperkalaemia (high potassium level in blood), Monitor serum electrolytes. 

Contraindications:
This medication is contraindicated in patients with history of angioedema (swelling of lower layer of skin) with previous ACE inhibitor therapy.

Side effects:
The use of this medicine is associated with side effects such as rash, tiredness, gout, abdominal pain, headache, mild cough, decrease in red cells and platelets, proteinuria (excess protien in urine), pruritis (unpleasant sensation of the skin), hypotension (low blood pressure), dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste), GI upset, muscle cramps, parasthesia, dizziness, visual disturbance, tinnitus (ringing in ears), dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), hyperkalaemia (high potassium level in blood).

Primary Uses

Hypertension

Indications

It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart faliure.

Side Effects

The use of this medicine is associated with side effects such as rash, tiredness, gout, abdominal pain, headache, mild cough, decrease in red cells and platelets, proteinuria (excess protien in urine), pruritis (unpleasant sensation of the skin), hypotension (low blood pressure), dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste), GI upset, muscle cramps, parasthesia, dizziness, visual disturbance, tinnitus (ringing in ears), dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), hyperkalaemia (high potassium level in blood).

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Lactation

It is suggested to use this medicine after consulting a doctor as the effect of this medicine is undetermined.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

It is not suggested to be used in patients with kidney impairment and those undergoing surgery. Risk factors for hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertrophic cardiac myopathy (heart muscle is abnormally thick), unstable angina (chest pain) during first month of treatment, desensitisation, hyperkalaemia (high potassium level in blood), Monitor serum electrolytes. 

Contraindications



This medication is contraindicated in patients with history of angioedema (swelling of lower layer of skin) with previous ACE inhibitor therapy.

FAQS

Can I stop taking this medicine once my blood pressure is normal?

This medicine should not be stopped unless your doctor recommends it, and it should not be stopped abruptly. Kindly follow the instructions of your physician regarding how and when to stop taking this drug.

Can I stop taking this medicine once my blood pressure is normal?

This medicine should not be stopped unless your doctor recommends it, and it should not be stopped abruptly. Kindly follow the instructions of your physician regarding how and when to stop taking this drug.

Can I get a cough because of this medicine?

Dry cough is a side effect that is associated with this medicine. Please contact your doctor if you cannot tolerate any of the adverse effects after taking this drug.

Can I take painkillers (brufen and asprin) while taking this drug?

Paracetamol can be taken with this medicine. Please consult your doctor if you need to take any other painkiller with this medicine.

Is this medicine a blood thinner?

No, this medicine is not a blood thinner.

Indications:

This medicine is used to treat essential hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure.

Administration:

This medicine is mostly taken orally, preferably before meals. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor before use. This medicine is not recommended for children.

Storage:

Please store this medicine at room temperature. Keep away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Side Effects:

The patients administered with this medicine may experience localized skin rashes, swelling, abdominal pain, fatigue, visual disturbances, paresthesia (sensation of tingling or pricking), mild cough, muscular cramps, flushing, and decrease in hemoglobin levels/platelets.

Precautions:

The patients with renal (kidney) impairment, undergoing surgery or anesthesia, risk of hypotension (low blood pressure), heart abnormalities, undergoing hemodialysis (treatment to filter wastes and excess water from your blood), cholesterol-associated abnormalities, risk of desensitization, and hyperkalemia (high potassium levels) should be cautious. Please monitor serum electrolytes during use of this medicine.

Effects on Pregnancy and Lactation:

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy. This medicine is not recommended for nursing females.

Contraindications:

The patients with history of swelling associated with such medicines and hereditary or idiopathic swelling (swelling associated with inheritance or unknown causes) should avoid use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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