Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule

Introduction

Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines that treat high blood pressure and also associated with high cholesterol levels. Lowering blood pressure helps in preventing future heart attacks and strokes.

You can take Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Nausea, taste change, indigestion, and stomach pain are some common side effects of this medicine. Let your doctor if dizziness, cough, or throat irritation does not go away or bothers you. You may be asked for regular checkup of liver, kidney, electrolytes level and blood pressure while taking this medicine.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking – especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Lifepill 2A Capsule

  • High blood pressure with high cholesterol

Side effects of Lifepill 2A 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 Lifepill 2A

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Lifepill 2A Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lifepill 2A Capsule works

Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Ramipril and atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure associated with high cholesterol levels. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor which works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required to make cholesterol. It thus lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lifepill 2A 5mg/10mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.