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Dr. Oscar Carretero
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Ramipril (Overview)

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in people 55 years and older who have heart disease. This medicine is an ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor.


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Doc increased metoperlol 12.5 1x daily to 2x daily 3 weeks ago. Still upper BP range from 150-160 at times, what to do? Taking ramipril 5 mg also.

Doc increased metoperlol 12.5 1x daily to 2x daily 3 weeks ago. Still  upper BP range from 150-160 at times, what to do?  Taking ramipril 5 mg also.

See below: Can increase the dose of ramipril or metoprolol further. You should also watch salt intake, increase physical activity, loose wt if overweight, use dash diet ( check on internet) and use moderation in alcohol use these may help with better control and fewer medication usage. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Carretero
133 doctors shared insights

Ramipril (Overview)

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in people 55 years and older who have heart disease. This medicine is an ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor.


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What happens if you take 15 ramipril pills what happens?

Ramipril overdose.: Symptoms associated with overdosage of ramipril may include excessive peripheral vasodilatation (with marked hypotension, shock), bradycardia, electrolyte disturbances, and renal failure. You should go to an ER, if it you and seek medical attention and receive whatever treatment is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will telmisartan be prescribed along with ramipril?

Will telmisartan be prescribed along with ramipril?

ACEi and ARB: Some studies did look into combination therapy with acei (ramipril) and arb (telmisartan). However the benefits were not great and side effects such as high potassium level were frequent, therefore this practice have fallen out of favor. I generally do not prescribe these two groups of drugs together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ramipril while pregnant?

Not so much: The ace inhibitor meds which include ramipril are considered category c (possibly safe) in the first trimester but move into category d later in pregnancy because of increased fetal & neonatal problems. Some can pass in breast milk but risk in breast feeding is considered minimal. ...Read more

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2 weeks Ramipril (2.5mg qd) caused  potassium to go to 8.5 mmol/L and was stopped. Does this rule out future use of all other ACE inhibitors and ARBs?

Not necessarily: All ace and arb medications will have some potassium sparing characteristics. Your likihood of developing hyperkalemia will depend on your state of hydration, other medication, and your renal function. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Is severe itching a common side effect of ramipril and if so what should I do if I am affected?

Is severe itching a common side effect of ramipril and if so what should I do if I am affected?

No: It is not a common side effect. Nonetheless you could be allergic. If you've just started ramipril, you should stop it and discuss this with the prescriber. If you've been on it for a few weeks or longer, it's very unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Are minor side effects from ramipril actually doing you any harm?

Are minor side effects from ramipril actually doing you any harm?

Hard to tell: It is important to be specific when giving advice. I do not know what a "minor" side effect is. It is sometimes not possible to prove that symptoms are due to one drug in particular. Ask this question with more detail and we can help you more. ...Read more

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Can I take ramipril and aconite?

Can I take ramipril and aconite?

Yes, possibly: Ramipril is an ace inhibitor for hypertension. Aconite is a homeopathic remedy. The 2 are completely different levels of intervention and would not interact with each other. Whether aconite is correct for you i cannot say without knowing much more about your case. Aconite often helps in states of acute shock and fear -- but over 750 other remedies do also. Discerning is the homeopath's task. ...Read more