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Generical name: Ramipril RAM-i-Pril [RAM-i-Pril]
Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

What is Altace?

Altace has been identified as an anti-ACE agent. ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme.Altace can be used to treat the problem of high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure could reduce the risk of having a stroke or coronary heart attack.Altace can also be employed to manage congestive heart failure.


Don't take Altace if you are expecting. If you are pregnant, discontinue taking this medicine and inform your doctor right away.It is not recommended to make use of Altace. If you've ever experienced angioedema, Don't take ramipril in the 36 hours prior to or after having a medication that contains sacubitril (such as Entresto).If you suffer from diabetes, don't take ramipril with any other medication that has the ingredient aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Altace in the event that you are allergic to ramipril or:

  • You recently had an anti-heart medicine known as sacubitril.
  • If you've ever experienced an extreme allergic reaction to an ACE inhibitor (benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, quinapril, perindopril, or even trandolapril),

Don't use Altace in the first 36 hours prior to or after taking medication that includes sacubitril (such as Entresto).If you suffer from diabetes, avoid using ramipril with any medication that has the chemical aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).It is also possible to stay clear of taking ramipril along with aliskiren in the event of renal disease.

To be sure Altace is safe for you, inform your doctor if you previously had:

  • renal disease (or if you're taking dialysis);
  • an unbalanced electrolyte (such as excessive amounts of potassium found in your blood);
  • liver disease;
  • a connective tissue disorder like marfan syndrome, sjogren's disease, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis;
  • if you're following a diet that's low in salt,
  • if you're already taking the drug telmisartan (micardis),

Avoid using this medicine when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, stop taking this medication and inform your doctor promptly. Altace can cause injury or even death to an unborn baby if you are taking the medicine in the third or second trimester.It is not recommended to breastfeed when you are taking the drug ramipril.Altace is not recommended to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How to take Altace?

Use Altace exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription, and make sure you read all the prescription guides and instruction sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage.Take the tablet in its entirety.Your blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly, and you may require blood tests.Consult your doctor if you are experiencing persistent nausea or diarrhoea or are sweating more frequently than usual. It is possible to be dehydrated when taking Altace. This could lead to lower blood pressure, electrolyte imbalances, or kidney failure.If you require surgery, inform the surgeon beforehand that you're using ramipril.If you're receiving treatment to treat high blood pressure, continue the medication even if you are feeling well. A high blood pressure can have no signs. It is possible that you will need blood pressure medications throughout your life.Store at room temperature, away from heat, humidity, and light. Make sure the bottle is tightly shut when not being used.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Diabetic Nephropathy:

Initial dosage: 2.5 mg orally once every day for patients who aren't receiving diuretics.
Dosage for maintenance: 2.5 to 20 mg/day orally in 1 to 2 split doses

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dosage: 2.5 mg orally once per day for patients who are not receiving diuretics.
Dose for maintenance: 2.5 to 20 mg/day orally in 1 to 2 split doses

Usual Adult Dose for Congestive Heart Failure:

Initial dosage: 2.5 mg orally twice every day.
Maintenance dosage: 5 mg daily, orally twice.

Usual Adult Dose for Left Ventricular Dysfunction:

Initial dosage: 2.5 mg orally twice every day.
Maintenance dosage: 5 mg taken daily, orally twice.

Usual Adult Dose for Myocardial Infarction:

Initial dosage: 2.5 mg orally twice every day.
Maintenance dosage: 5 mg taken daily, orally twice.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take your missed dosage if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting position. You could get dizzy.Don't take the potassium supplement or salt replacement unless your physician has instructed you to.

Side effects of Altace

Take immediate medical attention. If you exhibit
symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, Altace: hives or stomach pains; severe or breathing difficulty or breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue. It is possible that you are more likely to suffer from a reaction to an allergen if you are African-American.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • An euphoric feeling, similar to you're passing out;
  • Jaundice (yellowing of your eyes or skin);
  • Very little or no urine;
  • Chills, fever, sore throat,
  • Very high potassium is a cause of nausea, weak sensations, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and decreased movement.

Common Altace adverse effects could include:

  • Headache;
  • Cough
  • Dizziness, fatigue, weakness, feeling

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Ask your physician for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. It is possible to report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Tell your physician about your medications and all you use.Certain drugs may interfere with Altace, particularly:

  • Diuretics ("water pill") as well as other blood pressure medications;
  • Lithium;
  • Gold injections for arthritis;
  • Insulin, oral diabetes medicine,
  • Nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, motrin), naproxen (aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac (also known as indomethacin), diclofe, and a few others

This list isn't complete, and a variety of other medications could interfere with Altace.These include prescription as well as over-the counter supplements, vitamins, as well as natural products. The interactions of all drugs are included here.




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