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The patient info sheet states not to drink alcohol when taking ramipril. Why and can I request a different prescription?

The patient info sheet states not to drink alcohol when taking ramipril. Why and can I request a different prescription?

Alcohol and ramipril: There is no absolute conraindication to drink alcohol and take ramipril.But if you drink too much it can make you dizzy or light headed.

Dr. Oscar Carretero
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Ramipril (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: ramipril?

Please describe the medication: ramipril?

Hypertension Med: 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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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.

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Is it safe to increase my ramipril from 10 mgs to 20mgs.?

Is it safe to increase my ramipril from 10 mgs to 20mgs.?

Dose doubling: Yes. If your blood pressure isn't well controlled on 10mg and the potassium is normal with an acceptable creatinine, this should be fine. A sk your doctor what her plan is for your blood pressure. This should allay your concerns about the process.

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I'm taking ramipril 5ml but I fell dezzy should I reduce it to 2.5.Ml..

I'm taking ramipril 5ml but I fell dezzy should I reduce it to 2.5.Ml..

Dizziness on BP med: I would tell you to speak to your physician about switching the dose before you do. You may not have enough evidence to blame your dizziness on ramipril (r). You may be anemic and that, not r, could be the cause of your problem. It is normally not in your best interest to reduce the dose of your BP medication without seeing and/or discussing it with your physician first.

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Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP?

Would taking hawthorn or sticking with ramipril be better for lowering BP?

Ramipril: Ramipril has data to support its antihypertensive use; it helps heal the kidney's glomeruli and has been proven to reduce cardiovascular mortality. If one tries to use the hawthorn plant, check for interactions with other medications; theoretically, the plant has vasodilating properties which result in lower blood pressure. Different sources can result in varying potency.

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How long does it take the side effect of coughing to start after taking Ramipril?

How long does it take the side effect of coughing to start after taking Ramipril?

It varies: The cough usually begins within one to two weeks of starting therapy, but can be delayed up to six months. Women are affected more frequently than men. It usually resolved within one to four days of discontinuing the med, but can take up to four weeks.

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How long does it usually take for side effects to appear once starting ramipril 2.5mg?

SIDE EFFECTS: It depends on which side effect, it may take 48-96 hours for it to filter from your system. Follow up with your doctor for further reccomendations.

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What is the medicine that can be a substitute of tazloc 50mg and goes well with ramipril 5mg. Thanks.

What is the medicine that can be a substitute of tazloc 50mg and goes well with ramipril 5mg. Thanks.

Medicines: The 2 medicines you listed are both used for treating high blood pressure. One is an ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker) and the other is an ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) Inhibitor. Two different mechanisms to control your blood pressure. You may well need both.

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When is tazloc and ramipril prescribed together. Just read the cobination of these two is normally avoided. Help.

Hypertension: Hypertension treatment usually requires more than one type of medicine to treat. It is unusual to prescribe an ACE (ramipril) and an ARB (tazloc) together. It depends on the dose and why they have been prescribed. I would talk to your Dr who prescribed these to find out why. There could be some misunderstanding make sure you are taking the correct dose and combination of meds.

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I was taking Ramipril and got off of it due to cough. A week after being off of it would the coughing be any better or could it take longer?

I was taking Ramipril and got off of it due to cough. A week after being off of it would the coughing be any better or could it take longer?

May take longer: ACE inhibitors induced cough may last up to a month after stopping the drug. In general it takes 1-4 weeks.

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Wake up sometimes in middle of night with headache, check BP and it is llw 100-105 / 55-65, take ramipril for hign bp, iis this concerning?

No concern: Suspect headache has nothing to do with your hypertension or ramipril. The BP usually is lower in the evening hours compared to the daytime hours when you are awake.

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Recently prescribed indepamide 2.5 mg/per day. Prev BP was172/108. Am on ramipril also. Suddenly, I crave salt terribly! Should I be concerned?

Salt craving: Your craving salt is not due to your BP meds. You should speak to your physician (p) and try to have your p give you medications to bring your systolic bp.

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I take 5 mg of ramipril in the morning and 12.5 mg of toperlol in that bedtime. Would I get more benefit from the toperlol if I took it in the mornin?

Not really: Assuming you mean toprol (metoprolol) when you wrote toperlol, it lasts the same amount of time whether you take it morning or night. Your blood pressure should not be that different taking it at different time. However, taking ramipril and toprol (metoprolol) at the same time will change your blood pressure more since you are taking 2 at the same time, but your pressure may be higher when they wear off at the same time.

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Ramipril is it a better blocker?

Ramipril is it a better blocker?

What is ramipril?: Ramipril is not a "beta" blocker. It is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace)-inhibitor class of drugs. Not only does it reduce blood pressure, it also reduces proteinuria in patients, such as diabetics, that are prone to have it. Along with its effect of improving congestive heart failure, this is an excellent hypertensive agents for all patients.

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What can take instead of ramipril?

What can take instead of ramipril?

Depends: Ramipril is used for blood pressure control, to improve heart function after a heart attack, and to preserve renal function. Each of these indications has alternatives. Discuss with your doctor. Note the most common side effect of ramipril, an ace inhibitor, is cough. Other acei will also cause cough.

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Is amplododine the same as ramipril?

No: They are used for hypertension, but they in different classes of medications.