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RIP 5 TABLET contains Ramipril, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antihypertensives. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Blood pressure is the force exerted by the circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is too high.
RIP 5 TABLET reduces the risk of kidney problems and can be used as a treatment following a heart attack. RIP 5 TABLET is also used to treat heart failure (a condition when the heart is not able to pump enough blood). Symptoms include headache, breathlessness, excess sweating, sleep disturbance, tingling and dizziness.
Your doctor might ask you to make certain lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, adequate sleep, weight and stress management, quitting smoking and alcohol. Your doctor may also advise you to take relevant tests before and during the treatment with RIP 5 TABLET.
RIP 5 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients having kidney problems where blood supply to the kidney is reduced (renal artery stenosis), patients undergoing dialysis or having collagen vascular diseases (scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus).
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your doctor for advice before taking RIP 5 TABLET. RIP 5 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). The most common side effects are headache, dizziness, hypotension (reduced blood pressure), inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis), diarrhea, skin rash.
RIP 5 TABLET decreases blood pressure by decreasing the production of substances that raises the blood pressure (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme). This in turn reduces constriction of veins (vasoconstriction). RIP 5 TABLET distributes extensively amongst your body tissues. As a result, it widens and relaxes your blood vessels, leading to efficient blood circulation.
Take RIP 5 TABLET as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking RIP 5 TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Do steam inhalation whenever you feel a blocked nose or painful sinuses.
Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor for advice.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Try to rest and relax. Try to have smaller and more frequent meals and have them slowly. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, Consult your doctor for advice.
RIP 5 TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy, as it may harm the baby. Consult your doctor if you are, planning to or become pregnant while taking RIP 5 TABLET.
RIP 5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy after taking RIP 5 TABLET.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking RIP 5 TABLET because it might make you dizzier and light-headed. Consult your doctor for advice.
RIP 5 TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease (like renal artery stenosis) or if the patient is on dialysis. It should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
RIP 5 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
Do not take RIP 5 TABLET if you are allergic to Ramipril.
RIP 5 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients who have heart diseases. Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
RIP 5 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking RIP 5 TABLET, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
RIP 5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
Use in geriatrics:
RIP 5 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking RIP 5 TABLET.
A. Drug – Drug interactions:
Before taking RIP 5 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of RIP 5 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
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Can RIP 5 TABLET be used in diabetes and kidney diseases?
Yes. RIP 5 TABLET can be used in kidney disease alone or in kidney disease associated with diabetes and in diabetes without kidney disease. Your doctor might prescribe you other drugs or will be able to decide better according to your condition.
Is RIP 5 TABLET safe to take?
Yes. RIP 5 TABLET is safe and effective in treating mild to moderate high blood pressure. Your doctor will be able to decide the correct treatment for you.
Can RIP 5 TABLET cause fast heart rate?
Yes. Palpitations or fast heart rate are potential side effect of RIP 5 TABLET. Contact your doctor immediately if you feel any such symptoms after taking RIP 5 TABLET.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking RIP 5 TABLET?
Patients taking RIP 5 TABLET must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like kidney, heart, or liver problems as you may develop serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms after taking RIP 5 TABLET.
Can RIP 5 TABLET cause hyponatremia?
Yes. RIP 5 TABLET can lead to hyponatremia (low sodium levels in blood). Your doctor might ask you take timely blood tests to keep a check on your blood sodium levels while treating you with RIP 5 TABLET.
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