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Cipril 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Lisinopril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Highly effective in the treatment of high blood pressure, Cipril 5 MG Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. The drug is also used in the treatment of congestive heart failure. It can be prescribed to adults and children who are 6 years and above.

Before starting this drug patients should be aware of some essential information regarding its consumption. The drug can result in severe complications if you are allergic to it. Thus ensure that you are not allergic to any ACE inhibitors before you start Cipril 5 MG Tablet. It should not be consumed by patients who have angioedema or pregnant women. If you do conceive while on the drug make sure to discontinue it immediately and inform your doctor at once. Traces of the drug have been found in breast milk, which can harm an infant. Thus, breastfeeding mothers a discouraged to nurse their infant while on the drug. Patients who suffer from diabetes or kidney problems are advised not to take Cipril 5 MG Tablet along with aliskiren.

Patients who are on Cipril 5 MG Tablet should drink a lot of water and keep themselves hydrated, primarily because the drug can reduce sweating increasing the chances of a heat stroke during summers. Alcohol consumption is not advised because it can lead to low blood pressure thus aggravating the side effects of the drug. Because it can result in dizziness, fast movements should be avoided. Do not get up very fast when you are lying down or make sudden movements that can aggravate the dizziness.

Common side effects of Cipril 5 MG Tablet are pain in the chest, dizziness, headache and cough. The doctor should be consulted if you experience light headedness, problems with urination, nausea, unusual slowing down or increase in heart rate, dark stool, appetite loss, jaundice, itching or loss of bodily movement.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

Cipril 5 MG Tablet is used to treat an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.

Congestive Heart Failure

Cipril 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure which is a type of heart disease, characterized by thickening of the walls of the left ventricle.

Myocardial infarction

Cipril 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of myocardial infarction which is a type of heart disease, characterized by blocking off blood vessel that pumps blood to heart.
Avoid taking this medicine, if you have a known allergy to it or any medicine of the class angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

Aliskiren

Use of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
In addition to its intended effect, Cipril 5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Blurred vision

Major Common

Confusion

Major Common

Decreased urine output

Major Common

Dizziness

Major Common

Abdominal pain

Major Less Common

Cough

Major Less Common

Diarrhea

Major Less Common

Headache

Major Less Common

Chest discomfort

Major Rare

Fast heartbeat

Major Rare

Joint pain

Major Rare

Lack of strength

Minor Less Common

Skin Rash

Minor Less Common

Acid or sour stomach

Minor Rare

Indigestion

Minor Rare

Heartburn

Minor Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cipril 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Lupin Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

India

United States

Japan

Cipril 5 MG Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme called angiotensin-converting enzyme which results in decreased plasma angiotensin II and decreased aldosterone secretion. Thus prevents the blood vessel constriction, water reabsorption and helps in lowering the blood pressure
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Angioedema

Major
Cipril 5 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients with a history of Angioedema or a family history of Angioedema. Any symptoms of swelling of face, lips, and eyes should be informed to the doctor. If necessary, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
You should avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness, headache, and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Losartan

Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

Corticosteroids

Moderate
The desired effect of Cipril 5 MG Tablet will not be obtained if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you experience sudden weight gain or swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then suitable dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.

Aliskiren

Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

Insulin

Moderate
The effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

Diclofenac

Moderate
The desired effect of Cipril 5 MG Tablet will not be obtained if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
What are you using Cipril 5 MG Tablet for?
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Diarrhea
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am on lisinopril for high blood pressure and the side effects are just apply, if I go off of it will the side effects go away.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am on lisinopril for high blood pressure and the side effects are just apply, if I go off of it will the side effec...
You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment for high blood pressure within side effects.

If cough continues for three or four days is it dangerous? How can I get rid of cough caused by lisinopril for high bp?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
If cough continues for three or four days is it dangerous?
How can I get rid of cough caused by lisinopril for high bp?
Hi, if, cough is old for 15. Days, you r required to think over. Take homoeo medicine* @bacillinum 200-6 pills, wkly. @ bryonia alb 39-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, cold in take, dust, smoke take care.
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I just started to take lisinopril 20 mg tablet once a day along with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet once a day. How long before my blood pressure goes down and the swelling my ankles go down .my body also feels as if I have the flu. A buzzy feeling.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I just started to take lisinopril 20 mg tablet once a day along with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet once a day.
H...
Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure. The first effects of lisinopril can be noticed within one hour, but the medication can take up to six hours to reach maximum efficacy. Since when r you taking these medicines. Oedema will take some time to go. Sleep with leg raised above your heart level. It will help in swelling hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics/"water pills. It works by causing you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water. This medication also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) For flu problem consult online.
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I went off of lisinopril on Thursday afternoon, I was off for 2 days and then went back on Saturday afternoon just for that 1 day. Then went back off on Sunday. I know it takes 3to 4 days for it to get out of your system. So do I wait just 1 or 2 more days before it leaves, or do I have to start over because I took it back that 1 day and now I have to wait another 3-4 days for it to leave my system. This medicine is terribl. I need to be clear of it and my bad side effects to be gone so I can start another course of action for my blood pressure. I will Never take this again. And I am not the only who complains about lisinopril. I was only taking 10 mg.

MBBS, Certified Wellness Lifestyle Coach, Certified Health & wellness Coach
General Physician, Hyderabad
I went off of lisinopril on Thursday afternoon, I was off for 2 days and then went back on Saturday afternoon just fo...
Dear lybrate-user, I can feel for you! You must consider a coaching session with a lifestyle physician to overcome the viscious loop of experience you are tangled into and see the brighter side of health and life. I am sure there is more happening than what you could share in your note. And there are even more prospects of becoming better. All the best!

I'm 35. Take Lisinopril with a waterpill. My erection does not seem like it's as hard as it use to be. Idk if it's cause it's eight inches and it's just not pushing enough blood, or Ed. And I'm not lasting as long as I use to. Is there anything I can take to make this eight inches rock hard again?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I'm 35. Take Lisinopril with a waterpill. My erection does not seem like it's as hard as it use to be. Idk if it's ca...
vrihad vangeshwar ras 125 mg twice a day kamdev avleh 10 gm twice a day vrihad kaamchoonamani ras 125 mg twice a day relief in 4-5 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only avoid spicy and oily food

Popular Health Tips

Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

Chronic nephritis is a type of Glomerulonephritis (GN). In this condition, irritation takes place in the Glomeruli, which are parts in your kidneys comprising tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels filter your blood and remove excess fluids from the body. In case your glomeruli are harmed, your kidneys will quit working properly and you can suffer from kidney failure. It is a very serious illness that can be life threatening and requires immediate medical intervention.

The condition is also called nephritis. There can be both acute and chronic nephritis. The chronic type of GN can take several years to develop with almost no obvious symptoms. This can cause irreversible harm to your kidneys and also prompt complete kidney failure.

Causes and risks:
A hereditary condition can once in a while cause chronic nephritis. It happens in young men with poor vision and poor hearing. Persistent and untreated conditions may also bring about chronic nephritis. A history of cancer in the family may likewise put you at danger. Having acute nephritis may make you more prone to build up chronic nephritis later on. Being exposed to some hydrocarbon solvents may build the danger of chronic nephritis. Chronic nephritis does not generally have a clear-cut cause. About 25% of individuals with this condition have no history of kidney diseases.

Symptoms:
A few symptoms of chronic nephritis include:

  1. Blood or abundance protein in your urine
  2. Hypertension
  3. Swelling in lower legs
  4. Continuous urination during evenings
  5. Bubbly or frothy urine (from abundance protein)
  6. Stomach pain
  7. Continuous nosebleeds


Treatment:
Depending upon the symptoms of the problem, the treatment might be distinctive. Some of the ways it can be dealt with are:

  • Controlling hypertension, particularly if that is the hidden cause for the problem. Circulatory strain might be difficult to control when your kidneys are not working properly. If so, your specialist may prescribe pulse medicines, including angiotensin-changing over catalyst inhibitors. Some of these medicines include Captopril, Lisinopril and Perindopril.
  • Your specialist may likewise recommend angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Some of these may include Losartan, Irbesartan and Valsartan.
  • Another technique to reduce immune-triggered aggravation is plasmapheresis. This procedure expels the liquid part of the blood (plasma) and replaces it with intravenous (IV) liquids or donated plasma (without any antibodies).

For chronic GN, you will have to decrease the level of protein, salt and potassium in your diet. Also, you should observe the amount of fluid you drink. Calcium supplements might be suggested and you may need to take diuretics to lessen swelling. Not surprisingly, check with your general physician or kidney specialist for rules about dietary restrictions or food. In case your condition worsens and causes kidney failure, you may need dialysis. This is a technique where a machine filters your blood. In the end, you may require a kidney transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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Heart Failure - 4 Possible Causes Behind It!

FDNB, MD, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Failure - 4 Possible Causes Behind It!

Heart failure, which is also known as congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart muscle fails to pump sufficient blood as well as it should. The narrowed arteries in one’s heart or high blood pressure make the heart too weak to pump sufficient blood into the system. Heart failure can be prevented if people are aware of how to keep a check on the conditions which cause failure of the heart, like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity.

Symptoms

Heart failure can be of two types, either chronic, which is an ongoing one or acute, one which starts suddenly.  The signs and symptoms may include:

  • Dyspnea, which refers to the shortness of breath when a person exerts himself too much.

  • There can be fatigue and weakness.

  • There could be noticeable swelling in the legs, ankles and feet.

  • A person may not be able to do his exercises on a regular basis.

  • You can feel the need to urinate at night more often.

  • As fluid gets retained in the system, that results in rapid weight gain.

  • Chest pain can also take place, in case heart failure is caused as a result of heart attack.

Causes Behind Heart Failure

Heart failure can occur after certain conditions have led to the damage or weakening of the heart. Even when the heart becomes too stiff, that can lead to failure of the heart.  This situation involve the left side of the heart, right side or even both the sides but usually heart failure begins with the left side, especially the left ventricle, the heart’s main pumping chamber. Some of the most common causes behind heart failure are discussed below:

  • Heart attack and coronary artery disease: The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which is also the primary reason behind heart failure. The disease comes up from the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries, which lead to the reduction of blood flow, hence resulting in heart attack.

  • High Blood Pressure: Heart has to work harder to circulate blood throughout the body, if the rate of blood pressure is high.

  • Faulty heart valves: The valves of the heart help to keep blood flowing the proper direction. Now, when the valves get damaged due to heart attack, it forces the heart to put extra effort, hence leading to weakening of the valves over time.

  • Heart Arrhythmias: If the heart rhythms are abnormal, causing the heart to beat too fast, can in turn lead to heart failure.

Treatment

Treatment can take certain forms, which can help people live longer and stay healthy. The different forms of treatment could be through medications, wherein medicines like enalapril, lisinopril, losartan, valsartan could help widen blood vessels and hence lead to lowering of blood pressure, thus improving blood flow.

Inravenous medications like inotropes can help improve the heart pumping function and keep a check on blood pressure.

Other than medications, doctors could take the help of coronary bypass surgery to allow smooth flow of blood through the heart. They could even make a patient undergo heart valve replacement, wherein excess valve tissue is removed and hence the leaflets can close tightly.

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Homeopathy For Forgetfulness / Memory Loss

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Homeopathy For Forgetfulness / Memory Loss

Memory slips are aggravating, frustrating, and sometimes worrisome. When they happen more than they should, they can trigger fears of looming dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. there are many mundane—and treatable—causes of forgetfulness. Here are seven common ones and how can homeopathic treatment can help you.To know more about homeopathy and homeopathic treatment read more.....

Lack of sleep.

Not getting enough sleep is perhaps the greatest unappreciated cause of memory slips. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn contribute to problems with memory.

Medications.

Tranquilizers, antidepressants, some blood pressure drugs, and other medications can affect memory, usually by causing sedation or confusion. That can make it difficult to pay close attention to new things. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you suspect that a new medication is taking the edge off your memory. As shown in the table below, alternatives are usually available.

*Medications* that may affect memory and possible substitutes
If you take these drug, ask about switching to one of these drugs:
1.paroxetine (Paxil) another antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft), or a different type of antidepressant such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) or venlafaxine (Effexor)
2.cimetidine (Tagamet) a different type of heartburn drug, such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), or esomeprazole (Nexium)
3.oxybutynin (Ditropan) or tolterodine (Detrol, Detrusitol) other medications for an overactive bladder, such as trospium (Sanctura), solifenacin (Vesicare), or darifenacin (Enablex)
4.amitriptyline (Elavil), desipramine (Norpramin), or nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) another type of medication, depending on why your doctor has prescribed a tricyclic antidepressant (neuropathic pain, depression, etc.)

5.*captopril (Capoten)* a different type of ACE inhibitor, such as enalapril, lisinopril, or ramipril
cold or allergy medication containing brompheniramine, chlorpheniramine, or diphenhydramine loratadine (Claritin) or other non-sedating antihistamine
(Adapted from Improving Memory: Understanding age-related memory loss, a Harvard Medical School Special Health Report)

 

Underactive thyroid

A faltering thyroid can affect memory (as well as disturb sleep and cause depression, both of which contribute to memory slips). A simple blood test can tell if your thyroid is doing its job properly.

Alcohol.

Drinking too much alcohol can interfere with short-term memory, even after the effects of alcohol have worn off. Although “too much” varies from person to person, it’s best to stick with the recommendation of no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one a day for women. One drink is generally defined as 1.5 ounces (1 shot glass) of 80-proof spirits, 5 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer.

Stress and anxiety.

Anything that makes it harder to concentrate and lock in new information and skills can lead to memory problems. Stress and anxiety fill the bill. Both can interfere with attention and block the formation of new memories or the retrieval of old ones.

 

Depression.

Common signs of depression include a stifling sadness, lack of drive, and lessening of pleasure in things you ordinarily enjoy. Forgetfulness can also be a sign of depression—or a consequence of it.

If memory lapses are bugging you, it’s worth a conversation with your doctor to see if any reversible causes are at the root of the problem. Something like getting more sleep, switching a medication, or a stress reduction program could get your memory back on track.

TREATMENT PROTOCOLS FOR POOR MEMORY

Spleen Kidney and heart are the 3 organs which provides memory

●Following are the three patterns of poor memory :

1) spleen deficiency causes poor memory, inability to concentrate and study.

2) deficiency of kidney essence causes poor everyday memory.

3) heart deficiency causes poor memory of past events , forgetting names.

1) Spleen deficiency causes
poor memory inability to concentrate
and study:
Main symptoms :
1) poor memory
2) tiredness
3) poor appetite
4) *pale tongue*
5) *weak pulse*

Treatment principle :
1) tone the spleen
2) strengthen intellect. Spleen houses intellect , which controls memorisation, study and concentration.

2) Kidney essence deficiency
causes poor memory everyday.
Main symptoms :
1) poor everyday memory
2) can not remember names , faces, roads etc.
3) dizziness
4) tinnitus
5) weakness
6) if kidney yang is deficient , tongue will be
pale
7) if kidney yin is deficient the tongue will be
red

Treatment principles :
1) tone the kidney
2) nourish essence and marrow

3) Heart deficiency causes

  • Poor memory of past events 
  • Forgetting names 

Main symptoms :

1) poor memory of past events
2) forgetting names
3) absent mindedness
4) tiredness
5) slight breathlessness
6) if there is heart yang deficiency the tongue will be pale with heart cracking
7) if there is heart yin deficiency the tongue will be red with heart crack

Treatment principle :
1) *tone the heart*
2) strengthen the mind and memory

Homeopathic treatment

There are many remedies in homeopathy to treat this condition. It requires a detailed study of the patient to know his/her lifestyle and life circumstances to be able to diagnose at the correct cause/causes so as to administer the right remedy. Since homeopathic medicines do not have sideeffects this is a very great advantage.

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