Drug: ramipril

Ramipril generally is well-tolerated, and side effects usually are mild and transient. Common side effects include a dry, persistent cough and increased potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia). Coughing resolves after discontinuing the drug. Other important side effects include:
  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • headache,
  • loss of taste,
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • fainting
  • and numbness or
  • tingling in the hands or feet.

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Yes

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Capsules or tablets: 1.25, 2.5, 5 and 10 mg

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Tablets and capsules should be stored at room temperature between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

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The usual dose of ramipril for hypertension is 2.5-20 mg a day as a single dose or two divided doses. Patients taking diuretics or who have reduced kidney function may require lower doses. Heart failure is initially treated with 1.25-2.5 mg twice daily then titrated up to 10 mg once daily or 5 mg twice daily. The dose for preventing heart attacks and strokes is 2.5-10 mg daily.

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ACE inhibitors, including ramipril, are harmful to the fetus and, therefore, should not be used during pregnancy.

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Ramipril should not be administered to women who are breastfeeding. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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