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uses of Ramipril Ramipril belongs to a group of medications called ACE inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure ( hypertension ) . It works by relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Ramipril is also used to prevent heart problems ( such as heart attacks ) and/or strokes in certain high risk patients, and with other drugs ( e. g. , " water pills " /diuretics, digoxin ) to treat congestive heart failure.
how to use of Ramipril Take Ramipril by mouth, usually once or twice a day; or as directed by your doctor. You may take Ramipril with or without food. Use Ramipril regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time ( s ) each day.
Swallow capsule form whole. If you can't swallow capsule, open it and sprinkle the contents on a small amount ( 4 oz. ) of applesauce or mix with apple juice or water. Swallow or drink the entire mixture.
Don't take potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without talking to your doctor or pharmacist first. This medicine can raise your potassium levels, which rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness or very slow heartbeats. Tell your doctor immediately if these effects occur.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take several weeks before the full benefit of Ramipril occurs or several weeks to months when used for congestive heart failure.
It is important to continue taking Ramipril even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure don't feel sick.
other used of Ramipril This section contains uses of Ramipril that aren't listed in approved professional labeling for drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use Ramipril for a condition that's listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
Ramipril may also be used to help protect kidneys from damage due to diabetes.
side effects of Ramipril We may experience dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry cough or blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Ramipril because he or she has judged that benefit to we is greater than risk of side effects. Many people using Ramipril don't have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur:
Ramipril may rarely cause serious ( possibly fatal ) liver problems. If we notice any of following highly unlikely but very serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention:
A serious allergic reaction to Ramipril is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:
This isn't a complete list of possible side effects. If we notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
precautions of Ramipril Before taking Ramipril, tell your doctor or pharmacist if we are allergic to it; or to other ACE inhibitors ( e. g. , benazepril, captopril ) ; or if we have any other allergies ( including an allergic reaction after exposure to certain membranes used for blood filtering ) .
Ramipril should not be used if we have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
Before using Ramipril, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Ramipril may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages.
To minimize dizziness and light-headedness due to lowering of your blood pressure, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. Serious loss of body fluids can also lower your blood pressure and worsen dizziness. Drink adequate fluids to prevent from becoming dehydrated. If you're on restricted fluid intake, consult your doctor for further instructions. Be careful not to become too overheated during exercise which can lead to excessive sweating. Consult your doctor if we experience severe vomiting or diarrhea.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that we are taking Ramipril.
Caution is advised when using Ramipril in elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dizziness.
Ramipril is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to risk for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. ( See also Warning section. )
It's not known if Ramipril passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended due to potential harm to nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
interactions of Ramipril Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring we for them. Do not start, stop, or change dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Before using Ramipril, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of:
A very serious reaction may occur while use Ramipril if we are getting injections for bee/wasp sting allergy ( desensitization ) and are also taking Ramipril. Make sure all your doctors know which medicines you're using.
Check the labels on all your medicines ( e. g. , cough-and-cold products, diet aids ) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about safe use of those products.
This document doesn't contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Ramipril, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share list with your doctor and pharmacist.