Cardifriend-Co is a combination of two medicines – ramipril and hydrochlorothiazide.
Ramipril belongs to a group of medicines called “ACE inhibitors” (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors).
It works by:
– decreasing body production of substances that raise blood pressure;
– making blood vessels relax and widen;
– making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of medicines called “thiazide diuretics” or water tablets. It works by increasing the amount of water (urine) the body produces. This lowers blood pressure.
Cardifriend-Co is indicated for treatment of hypertension. This fixed dose combination is indicated in patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with ramipril alone or hydrochlorothiazide alone.
Subject to medical prescription.
Concentration and pharmaceutical form: 5 mg/12.5 mg tablets