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A 77-year-old male asked:

I have ran out of ramipril 10 mg can i take two amlodipine 5 mg instead?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Those 2 medications are of different classes of antihypertensive drugs so the potency in mg is different even same 10 mg strength. Some people, especially African Americans, are more sensitive to Amlodipine than Ramipril. You can do that but monitor BP closely then trying to get the Rx for Ramipril again. We use different class of antihypertensive medication for different objective.
Last updated Aug 6, 2021
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