Odipril 5 Capsule

Odipril 5 Capsule

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Introduction

Odipril 5 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Odipril 5 Capsule can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel any symptoms, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, not smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. The most common side effects of this medicine include feeling dizzy or drowsy, headache, dry cough, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and low blood pressure. Most of these are temporary and resolve with time. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Odipril Capsule

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
  • Heart failure

Benefits of Odipril Capsule

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Odipril 5 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. It reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Odipril 5 Capsule lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems. This medicine must be taken regularly to be effective.

In Heart failure

Odipril 5 Capsule makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.

 

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Side effects of Odipril Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Odipril

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Odipril Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Odipril 5 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Odipril Capsule works

Odipril 5 Capsule is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Odipril 5 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Odipril 5 Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Odipril 5 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Odipril 5 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Odipril 5 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Odipril 5 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Odipril 5 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Odipril 5 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Odipril Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Odipril 5 Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.