CO-RENITEC 10MG+25MG TAB
- Medicine Overview
This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems. This product contains 2 medications enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide. Enalapril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow through the body more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) and causes your body to get rid of extra salt and water. This effect may increase the amount of urine you make when you first start the medication. It also helps to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow through the body more easily.
Dizziness lightheadedness or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This product may cause a loss of too much body water (dehydration) and salt/minerals. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss including: extreme thirst very dry mouth muscle cramps/weakness fast/slow/irregular heartbeat confusion.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects including: toe/joint pain irregular heartbeat decrease in vision eye pain symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness slow/irregular heartbeat) easy bruising/bleeding signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: yellowing eyes/skin dark urine severe stomach/abdominal pain persistent nausea/vomiting.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including: rash itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) severe dizziness trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking this product tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to either enalapril or hydrochlorothiazide; or to other ACE inhibitors (such as captopril lisinopril); or to other thiazides (such as chlorothiazide); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of: a history of an allergic reaction that included swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema) kidney disease (such as renal artery stenosis) liver disease lupus gout untreated salt imbalance (such as high calcium high or low potassium low magnesium) loss of too much body water (dehydration) blood filtering procedures (such as LDL apheresis dialysis) skin cancer.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive use machinery or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
To help prevent dizziness drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Too much sweating diarrhea or vomiting may cause you to feel lightheaded. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor.
Before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. It may also increase your risk for skin cancer especially if you take it for a long time. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned have skin blisters/redness or notice new or changed moles/skin lesions.
This product may affect your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have diabetes this product may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination or signs of low blood sugar such as sudden sweating shaking fast heartbeat hunger blurred vision dizziness or tingling hands/feet. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication exercise program or diet.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug especially dizziness and change in the amount of urine (kidney problems).
This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also Warning section.)
The product passes into breast milk but it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.