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General Information on Imidapril

Generic Name : Imidapril

Latest prescription information about Imidapril. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Imidapril

India : 

International : 

Hipertene, Tanatril, Cardipril, Norten, Tanapress, Vascor

Why is Imidapril Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an ACE inhibitor, prescribed for high blood pressure. It prevents the formation of angiotensin II through that it decreases blood pressure.

When should Imidapril not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with narrowing of blood vessels, obstruction in blood flow, ascites, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Imidapril?

PO- Initial: 5 mg once daily. Maintenance: 10 mg/day. Max: 20 mg/day.

How should Imidapril be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Imidapril?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of obstruction in large arteries, blood clot in blood vessels, idiopathic or hereditary angioedema, heart failure, dehydration, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Assess renal function before and during therapy; monitor for proteinuria. Regular WBC counts checking is recommended in SLE and scleroderma patients. Discontinue diuretics 2-3 days before starting therapy and resume later if required.

What are the side effects of Imidapril?

   Most Common : Dizziness, headache, fatigue, tingling, impotence and sleep disturbances.
   Gastrointestinal : Mouth ulcers, inflammation of pancreas, and taste disturbances.
   Respiratory : Dry cough and other upper respiratory tract symptoms.
   Skin : Rash, angioedema, photosensitivity, hair loss and mood disturbances.
   Genitourinary : Kidney impairment, blood disorders and protein in urine.
   Heart : Chest pain, palpitations and fast heart rate.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps.

What are the other precautions for Imidapril?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Imidapril?

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

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