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Ramipril

Generical name: ramipril [RAM-i-pril]
The brand name is Altace.
Drug class: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

What is Ramipril?

Ramipril can be described as an anti-ACE drug. ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme.Ramipril can be used to treat the problem of high blood pressure (hypertension) or congestive heart failure and also to enhance the chances of recovery following an attack of the heart.Ramipril can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Warnings

Avoid taking Ramipril while expecting. If you find yourself pregnant, discontinue taking this medication and inform your doctor immediately.

Ramipril is not a good choice if you have suffered from angioedema. Don't take the medication within 36 hours prior to or following taking a medication that includes the ingredient sacubitril (such as Entresto).If you are diabetic, avoid taking ramipril with any other drug that has the ingredient aliskiren (such as Tekturna as well as Tekamlo).

Before you Take this Drug

It is not recommended to use ramipril if you are allergic to it or

  • If you've had a previous history of angioedema,

  • You have recently taken the heart medication sacubitril.

  • If you're intolerant to another ACE inhibitor, like benazepril, captopril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, or trandolapril,

    Take ramipril within 36 hours prior to or after taking a medicine containing the ingredient sacubitril (such as Entresto).

If you suffer from diabetic issues, don't take Ramipril in conjunction with any other medication containing an aliskiren (such as Tekturna and Tekamlo).

You might also have to stay away from taking ramipril in combination with aliskiren in the event of renal disease.

To ensure this medication is appropriate for you, tell your physician if you have any of the following:

  • Kidney disease (or if you're taking dialysis);

  • Liver disease;

  • Connective tissue disorder like Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma, as well as

  • If you're already taking the drug Telmisartan (Micardis).

Do not take this medication if you are expecting. If you become pregnant and stop taking this medication, notify your doctor now. Ramipril may cause injury or even death to an unborn child if you take the medicine in the third or second trimester of your pregnancy. Use effective birth control.

It isn't known if it is possible to pass ramipril into breast milk or if it is harmful to nursing babies. Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine.

How to Take Ramipril?

Use ramipril as directed by your physician.

Be sure to follow all the directions on the prescription label. prescription

. The doctor could alter the dosage. Be sure to not take this medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than the recommended time.

Ramipril can be consumed either with or without meals.

Suck the tablet completely.

The capsule can be opened and the medication poured into one-half cup (4 8 ounces) of apple juice, water, or applesauce in order to ease swallowing. Swallow the mixture without chewing. The mixture can be stored for up to 24 hours in a room at room temperature or for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Consult your physician if you're suffering from persistent diarrhea or vomiting or if you're sweating more frequently than normal. It is easy to dehydrate when taking the drug ramipril. This can result in poor blood chemistry, electrolyte problems, and kidney impairment.

Your blood pressure needs to be checked regularly. You may also require regular blood tests to monitor the levels of potassium in your blood.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day when you take this medication.

If you are going to undergo surgery, inform the surgeon beforehand that you're using this medication.

If you're being treated for high blood pressure, you should continue taking this medication even if you are feeling good. High blood pressure can have no signs. It is possible that you will need blood pressure medications throughout your life.

Keep the bottle at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Make sure the bottle is tightly shut when not in use.

What Happens if I Miss the Dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can. Avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

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

What Should be Avoided?

Don't use potassium supplements or salt substitutes when taking ramipril, unless your doctor has advised you to.

Beware of drinking alcohol. It could reduce blood pressure and cause an increase in the adverse effects of ramipril.

Do not get up too quickly from lying or sitting in a position where you could get dizzy. Make sure to get up slowly and steadily to avoid falling.

Side effects of Ramipril

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any symptoms that indicate that you are experiencing an allergic reaction to the drug ramipril, such as an allergic reaction to hives, severe stomach pain, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face,

See your doctor right away if you are suffering from:

  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);

  • Minimal or no urination

  • Fever, chills, sore throats, flu, or fever symptoms

  • High potassium levels: nausea, weak sensation, tingling chest pain, irregular heartbeats, slowing down of movement.

Common side effects of ramipril include:

  • Headache;

  • Cough 

  • Faintness, fatigue, or dizziness.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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