Stamace 5 Capsule

Introduction

Stamace 5 Capsule is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This is a combination of two medicines that controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Stamace 5 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.

It may cause side effects like taste change, ankle swelling, headache, cough, and stomach upset. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

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 Stamace Capsule

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Stamace 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 Stamace

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Cough
  • Upset stomach

How to use Stamace Capsule

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

How Stamace Capsule works

Stamace 5 Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and ramipril which lower blood pressure effectively. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Stamace 5 Capsule.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stamace 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

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Stamace 5 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
Stamace 5 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Stamace 5 Capsule may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney

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

Liver

CAUTION
Stamace 5 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Stamace 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.