Heartace 5 MG Tablet contains Ramipril which is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and certain other heart conditions. It may also be used to prevent and reduce the risk of a heart attack. This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels and promotes a smooth flow of the blood.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet has some side effects like headache, cough, diarrhoea, stomach pain and nausea. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines and rise slowly from a sitting or lying down position if you feel dizzy while on treatment with Heartace 5 MG Tablet. Let your doctor know about any cough or throat irritation that does not go away. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet intake should not be stopped suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is safe for you only when the entire medical and medication history (especially the use of Aliskiren) is shared with your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before taking Heartace 5 MG Tablet.
List of substitutes for Heartace 5 MG Tablet
Macpril 5 MG Tablet
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Prilace 5 MG Tablet
Ramgee 5 MG Tablet
Ramiwok 5 Tablet
Cadpril 5 mg Tablet
Major & minor side effects for Heartace 5 MG Tablet
Unusual tiredness and weakness
High potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalaemia)
Decreased sexual urge
Uses of Heartace 5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force exerted by the blood on the blood vessel walls is high. Heartace 5 MG Tablet is used to reduce blood pressure.
Cardiovascular risk reduction
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is indicated to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke (decreased blood flow to your brain), or death from cardiovascular causes. Especially if you are at high risk of developing a major cardiovascular event.
Congestive Heart Failure
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF) post-heart attack. CHF occurs when the heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. It is a type of heart problem characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, swelling of ankles and feet, etc.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of diabetic glomerular nephropathy (kidney damage as a result of increased blood sugar levels).
When not to use?
Avoid taking Heartace 5 MG Tablet if you are allergic to this medicine. Seek medical attention if you see symptoms such as skin rash, swelling (of face, lips, tongue, etc.), breathing difficulty, etc.
Combined use of Heartace 5 MG Tablet together with Aliskiren (a drug used to treat high blood pressure) is not recommended if you have diabetes and/or kidney impairment with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. Combined use of these medicines may increase the risk of side effects.
Renal artery stenosis
Renal artery stenosis is a condition in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your kidneys become narrow and restrict blood flow. Heartace 5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have renal artery stenosis as it reduces the filtration capacity of your kidneys. This increases the amount of unused medicine in your blood resulting in toxicity.
Warnings for special population
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may affect the development of kidneys in your foetus. Your doctor may prescribe you a safer medicine to lower down your blood pressure.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is known to pass into the breastmilk. It is advisable to discontinue breastfeeding while taking this medicine. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Symptomatic hypotension (low blood pressure) may occur in people with volume depletion (excess loss of salt and fluid leading to reduced fluid volume) or those who are treated with other antihypertensive medicines. Correct this condition before initiating treatment with Heartace 5 MG Tablet.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet may cause Azotemia (elevated levels of urea and other nitrogen compounds in the blood) if you have a history of severe kidney problems. Your doctor will closely monitor your kidney function or adjust the dose to use this medicine safely.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet may lead to hyperkalemia (increased potassium levels in the blood). It should be used with caution if you have hyperkalemia and potassium levels should be monitored regularly. Avoid potassium-rich foods (potatoes, bananas) and potassium supplements during treatment with this medicine.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet may cause a persistent nonproductive cough. It is resolved when the medicine is discontinued.
Use in children
Heartace 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age because the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
Driving and operating machine
Heartace 5 MG Tablet may cause dizziness and a decrease in blood pressure. Avoid performing any activities that require high mental alertness like driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience it until you know how this medicine affects you.
If you missed a dose of Heartace 5 MG Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at your usual time. Do not double the dose.
If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this Heartace 5 MG Tablet, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Heartace 5 MG Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects. Avoid performing any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving vehicles or operating machines.
Interaction with Medicine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
Use of Heartace 5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a history of angioedema (swelling in the lower layer of your skin). In such cases, you may be at an increased risk of angioedema while receiving the treatment. Consult with your doctor if you have any concerns.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Heartace 5 MG Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down position.
You can also prefer taking it at bedtime to avoid dizziness throughout the day.
Let your doctor know about any cough or throat irritation that does not go away.
It may increase the level of potassium in your blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as bananas and broccoli.
Do not crush, break or chew the tablet in your mouth.