SKU: AH_CH_HBP_7626 Category:

Generic : Ramipril (2.5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension (high Blood Pressure) Prevention Of Heart Attack And Stroke Heart Failure

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Micro Labs Ltd

Made In : INDIA



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Hopace 2.5 Tablet is widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure and may even be prescribed after a heart attack. It also lowers the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Hopace 2.5 Tablet may be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal. This medicine should preferably be taken at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or even if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel any symptoms, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, not smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.



In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Hopace 2.5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. It reduces stress on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel immediate benefit from taking this medicine, however, it helps you maintain your blood pressure in the long term.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Hopace 2.5 Tablet lowers your blood pressure. As a result, it reduces the chance of damage to the small blood vessels in your heart and kidneys. This reduces the risk of getting a heart attack and kidney problems. It also helps in slowing down the rate at which they get worse if you already have problems.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Hopace 2.5 Tablet makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body so the heart has to do less work. This can improve your heart function and reduce the symptoms of heart failure. It will help improve your quality of life and enable you to go about your daily activities more efficiently. The medicine must be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it to be effective.



Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Hopace 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.



Hopace 2.5 Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.





Hopace 2.5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.


Hopace 2.5 Tablet 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.

Breast feeding

Hopace 2.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.


Hopace 2.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.


Hopace 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hopace 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.


Hopace 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hopace 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.


Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Hopace Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • Sacubitril, valsartan (used to treat a type of long-term (chronic) heart failure in adults)
  • Diuretics (used to treat high blood pressure) Ex. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide
  • Anesthesia (used in operations or dental treatment) Ex. lidocaine
  • Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs (used to relieve pain and inflammation) Ex. ibuprofen or indomethacin and aspirin
  • Ephedrine, noradrenaline or adrenaline (used to treat low blood pressure, shock, cardiac failure, asthma or allergies)
  • Ciclosporin, sirolimus, everolimus (used in prevention of graft rejection after transplant)
  • Spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, potassium salts, trimethoprim alone or in combination with sulfamethoxazole (used for treating infections)
  • Heparin (used for thinning blood)
  • Prednisolone (steroid used to reduce inflammation)
  • Allopurinol (used to lower uric acid in blood)
  • Procainamide (used for heart rhythm problems)
  • Racecadotril (used to treat diarrhea)
  • Immunosuppressants (used to suppress the immune system) ex. temsirolimus, everolimus, sirolimus
  • Vildagliptin, insulin (used in treatment of diabetes)
  • Lithium (used in treatment of mental health problems)
  • Angiotensin II receptor blocker (usen in diabetes related kidney problems) Ex. aliskiren, valsartan, telmisartan, irbesartan
  • Neprilysin (NEP) inhibitors (used in treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure) Ex. racecadotril



If you miss a dose of Hopace 2.5 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.


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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 Hopace

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased blood pressure


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Q. I have been diagnosed with heart failure and the doctor has prescribed me Hopace 2.5 Tablet. Why?

Hopace 2.5 Tablet belongs to the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor group of drugs. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for the blood to pass through the vessels. As a result of this, the heart does not have to work more to push the blood. Since the workload on the heart is reduced, it is beneficial in heart failure. Additionally, it is also used to lower blood pressure and prevent stroke.

Q. Can Hopace 2.5 Tablet increase potassium levels? If yes, what should be done?

Hopace 2.5 Tablet may increase potassium levels in the blood, especially if you have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, kidney problems, and dehydration. Potassium levels may also increase in patients using potassium salts or medicines which increase potassium levels or are aged more than 70 years of age. If you have any of these conditions and are using Hopace 2.5 Tablet, you need to be careful and get regular blood tests done to monitor potassium levels.

Q. When can I expect my blood pressure to be normal after starting Hopace 2.5 Tablet?

Hopace 2.5 Tablet takes a few hours to reduce high blood pressure but since there are no symptoms, you will not notice any difference. It takes a few weeks for the blood pressure to get fully controlled. Do not stop taking the medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel better or if your blood pressure is normalized.

Q. Ever since I started taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet, I noticed that I have developed a dry cough which is very irritating and is not relieved by any medicine. Why is it?

Hopace 2.5 Tablet commonly is responsible for dry cough which can be persistent and is not relieved by any medicine. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you or you have trouble sleeping, as another medicine may be better. Even if you stop taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet, the cough may take a few days to a month to go away.

Q. I accidentally took a 25 mg Hopace 2.5 Tablet tablet instead of one 5 mg. Will it have any harmful effects?

Yes, you may feel lightheaded, dizzy, your pulse may become slow and you may even faint. You should take the help of a relative or friend for an emergency or seek immediate medical support.

Q. Will there be any problem if I am taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet and I have surgery scheduled in a week?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet. Hopace 2.5 Tablet can reduce your blood pressure when it is used with a general anesthetic. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking it 24 hours before surgery.

Q. Can Hopace 2.5 Tablet affect my fertility?

There is no evidence that Hopace 2.5 Tablet has any effect on fertility in both men and women. However, if you are planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first because Hopace 2.5 Tablet is not recommended in pregnancy.

Q. I have diabetes. Does Hopace 2.5 Tablet have any effect on blood sugar levels?

Yes, Hopace 2.5 Tablet may have some effect on antidiabetic medicines and insulin and may lower your blood sugar levels. Therefore, you need to check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. I have been using Hopace 2.5 Tablet for blood pressure for some time, but now I have noticed that I often have a sore throat along with fever. I want to stop Hopace 2.5 Tablet and see if this goes, can I stop Hopace 2.5 Tablet?

No, you should not stop Hopace 2.5 Tablet suddenly as this may cause a sudden increase in your blood pressure which may be harmful to you. In addition to this, Hopace 2.5 Tablet can very rarely decrease your white blood cell count which is important to fight infections in your body. Consult your doctor and get a blood test done. If your white cell count is decreased, it could be due to Hopace 2.5 Tablet. Ask your doctor for alternative medicine for blood pressure. You can continue taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet if your investigations are normal.

Q. Is it safe to take Hopace 2.5 Tablet for a long time?

Yes, Hopace 2.5 Tablet is safe and works best if taken for a long time. But, taking Hopace 2.5 Tablet for a long time can sometimes affect the working of your kidneys. To keep track of this, your doctor will get regular blood tests done and check how well your kidneys are working.


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Pack size  – 15

Pack form  – tablet

Weight  – 5 (gms)

Dimensions  – 3 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 1 (cm)


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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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