Zorem 2.5 Capsule
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule. 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule intake should not be stopped suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke (decreased blood flow to your brain). This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule is considered to be safe when your entire medical history is shared with your doctor. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before taking Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule.
List of substitutes for Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule
Proace 2.5 MG Capsule
Ramcor 2.5 MG Capsule
Ipca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Ramipres 2.5 MG Capsule
Ramitime 2.5 MG Capsule
Ttk Healthcare Ltd.
Topril 2.5 Capsule
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Uses of Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule
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. Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule is used to reduce blood pressure.
Cardiovascular risk reduction
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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. Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 in those who are treated with other antihypertensive medicines. Correct this condition before initiating treatment with Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Use in children
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule may cause a persistent nonproductive cough. It is resolved when the medicine is discontinued.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Driving or operating machine
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule, 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule, seek a doctor’s consultation at the earliest.
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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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.
Zorem 2.5 MG Capsule 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 capsule in your mouth.