Imidapril

Description

Imidapril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Imidapril

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness and general discomfort

Uses of Imidapril

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Imidapril or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Angioedema

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors induced angioedema or hereditary angioedema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Aliskiren

Coadministration of aliskiren and this medicine is not recommended due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with diabetes and kidney diseases.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine may cause hypotension (low blood pressure), especially when used in combination with other high blood pressure medicines such as diuretics. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Hyperkalemia

This medicine may significantly increase the potassium levels in the blood. This may cause serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Diabetes mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, etc. in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any such symptoms.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment.

Cough

This medicine may cause a persistent nonproductive cough in some patients. It is resolved when the medicine is discontinued.

Other medicines

Imidapril may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aliskiren

Disease interactions

Angioedema

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of angioedema or a family history of angioedema due to the increased risk of recurrent symptoms. Report any incidence of swelling of the face, lips, and eyes to the doctor on priority. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment.
Food interactions
It is recommended to avoid a high potassium diet during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor/dietitian will suggest an appropriate diet for you to avoid high intake of potassium.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine 15 minutes before food or as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow smoothly and decreases blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2094.pdf

[Internet]. Mhra.gov.uk. 2018 [cited 7 December 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/spcpil/documents/spcpil/con1476422159336.pdf

Tanatril 5 mg tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 7 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2094/smpc

Imidapril - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 29 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11783

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Information on this page was last updated on 31 Mar 2019

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