Ramipres - 2.5 mg (Altace)
US Brand Name Altace
Strength 2.5mg
Generic Name Ramipril
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

What is Ramipres


Most often called as Ramipril, is a potent drug used for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This drug is sold under various trade names like Altace, Ramipres (made by Cipla), Ramace (Astra Zenaca), and Cardace (Aventis) among several other brands is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor drug. Ramipril is primarily used by the patients to improve the chances of survival after a heart attack and hypertension ailments. It may also be given for the diseases that are not mentioned here.  



Important information about Ramipril


You should prohibit the in-take of Ramipril (Altace, Ramipres, Ramace, Cardace), if you are allergic to any of these and other ACE inhibitor like benazepril, captopril, fosinopril, enalapril, moexipril, etc. Before taking this medication, inform your doctosr well in advance if you have certain type of diseases: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, a connective tissue disorder like Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis, or if you are on a low salt diet. You may not longer use these pills if you have diabetes or kidney diseases and you are also taking any other blood pressure tablet that has aliskiren. Excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting may cause the situation of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance while you are following the treatment with Remipril dose. Notify your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea or vomiting during this medicinal treatment. You must have plenty of fluids while taking this medicine.


Ramipril belongs to the pregnancy D category drug.  It is strictly prohibited during the pregnancy stage. In case you become pregnant during the drug ingestion, contact your doctor immediately. It can cause harmful effects and might even results in death of an unborn baby, if a pregnant woman take it in early stage. Do not take this medicine without the permission of your doctor if you are breast feeding. If you are under the treatment of high blood pressure, continue the use of Ramipril if you do not have any issues. Hypertension doesn’t have any outwardly signs; you may have to take this medicine for the rest of your life.   



Understanding the ailments it is used for


This drug is used for the treatment of hypertension that decreases the work load of heart. It also lowers down the risk of various heart conditions:


§  Mild to moderate hypertension.

§  It improves the survival in patients with myocardial infarction after having heart strokes.

§  It culminates the effect of angina and other cardiovascular diseases.



Before taking Ramipril


You should take all the precautions mentioned above and discuss all the doubts about this medicine with your doctor.



Dosage information


Take Remipril as per you doctor’s consultation or according to the instructions written over the medicine leaflet. Do not alter the diseases unless your doctor advices you to do so. You should prohibit the use of Ramipril if the prescription period is over. It can be taken with or without food. Store the medicine in cool and dry place.


Note: Remipril dosage depends on lots of factors, your doctor may fix the dosage by examining you properly.  Strictly follow the dosage instruction prescribed by your doctor.



What if you miss a dose


In case you miss a dose of Remipril, take it as soon as possible. Be aware to skip the dose if the next dose time is close. Taking multiple dose of Remipril can lead to excess medicine in your body which might cause critical conditions.



What if you overdose


In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately. Overdose can cause severe dizziness, light headedness and fainting.



Things and activities to avoid while taking Remipril


Avoid the consumption of alcohol and avoid the activities which require huge mental awareness. A dose of Remipril may increase the potassium level. Hence, avoid the intake of potassium supplements or salt substitute that contains potassium while you are taking Remipril.



Side Effects


All the medicines have their side effects, sometimes they leads to a critical situation, but most of the time they are not. The common side effects include dizziness, light headedness, fatigue or headache. In case, you get any serious side effect due to elevated potassium levels (fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness), fainting, decreased or no urination, or any other serious side effect, consult to a doctor immediately and follow the recommendations.



Interaction with other drugs


Ramipril can interact with other drugs. Inform your doctor in advance if you take any other medicine or products (OTC vitamin pills, herbal products, or other medicines) especially gold injections for arthritis, any other blood pressure medicine, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. Never start a new medication without your doctor permission.   


To ensure optimum cure and remedy from high blood pressure and congestive heart   failure, you can buy Remipres 2.5 mg online at indispensable prices.

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