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I take top strength ramipril and amlodipine and still got average no of say 138/86?

I take top strength ramipril and amlodipine and still got average no of say 138/86?

Salt intake?: Usually sodium retention is the main reason for sub optimal response to two good anti hypertensive medications.
You can either reduce sodium on your diet or ask your physician for a diuretic to be added on. ...Read more

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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Which is best for controlling BP. Ramipril, Cardace or Amlodipine. Are there any side effects of them.

Which is best for controlling BP. Ramipril, Cardace or Amlodipine. Are there any side effects of them.

Here are some...: Your carefulness to avoid adverse effects from any drugs is highly commanded, but does not fit well with life reality since no doctors can predict what side effects may happen to any patients but with history review and no drug is free of its inherent side effects too few. So, ask doc timely. To consolidate understanding life reality, go to http://formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html & ... ...Read more

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I'm on Amlodipine/Ramipril 10mg each. Amlo gives me ED. Which subst. For Amlo? No B. Blockers because of heart rate (45-92) & no diuretics (side eff.)

I'm on Amlodipine/Ramipril 10mg each. Amlo gives me ED. Which subst. For Amlo? No B. Blockers because of heart rate (45-92) & no diuretics (side eff.)

Anti-hypertensive: Trial a dihydropyridine of the than amlodipine, or a calcium channel blocker from a different family such as diltiazem or verapamil, or beta blocker with ISA, a potassium sparing diuretics, centrally acting antihypertensives etc. Work with your prescribing physician to achieve a tolerable and sustainable therapeutic solution ...Read more

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Can ramipril be taken as an internativetof amlodipine?

Ramipril use?: Both ramipril (r) and amlodipine (a) are used to treat hbp. R reduces proteinuria (p) while a doe not. R can cause a cough and a can cause some edema of the legs, as their most common side effects. Speak to your physician to see if r can replace an in your case. To achieve their maximum effect, especially to reduce any p, r's dose should be 20 mg/day and a's should be 10 mg/day. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bp is 146/89 and yet I take full strength amlodipine and ramipril why?

3rd Rx?Under dosing?: The average number of medications needed to fully control hypertension (high blood pressure) is 2.8. You are only on 2 medications, so a 3rd or even 4th agent from a different class may be necessary (like hydrochlorothiazide). Also, while you may be at "full strength" of amlodipine & ramipril, you may respond better to maximum dosing of alternatives from each class (like nicardipine & enalapril). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm taking atenolol50 mg amlodipine 5mg ramipril 2.5mg andchlorthalidone12,5mg/is this ok for high bp?

Continue therapy: Small doses of multiple medications may be better than larger doses of one or two medications. If your BP is controlled then that regimen is OK. To decrease the pill burden you might ask your physician if the ramipril could be changed to one that a similar product available in combination with amlodipine ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking amlodipine 10mg, atenolol 25mg, ramipril 10mg. Can I take another drug instead of ramipril.It's difficult to aquire ramipril in my area?

Hi, I am taking amlodipine 10mg, atenolol 25mg, ramipril 10mg. Can I take another drug instead of ramipril.It's difficult to aquire ramipril in my area?

Ramipril: Ramipril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. There are many on the market. Ask your doctor to prescribe one available in your area. Lisinopril is one that is usually available here in the us. ...Read more

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I am on 10mg of Ramipril & 5mg of Amolodipine Besylate. I was on 25mg of Chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. I tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. Is there a better medication?

I am on 10mg of Ramipril & 5mg of Amolodipine Besylate. I was on 25mg of Chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. I tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. Is there a better medication?

Individual tailoring: Many combinations available. You need to go through an iterative process of trial and error with various medications. For you, an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) might be better than the Ramipril, and it may be that doses can be changed or a beta blocker added. The Best thing to do is to continue working with your health care prof and also to take home BP measurements so there is good data on which ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should I take ramipril and telmisartan?

See below: Only if your doctor has prescribed it may cause high pottassium levels. ...Read more

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Is ramipril affective for african americans?

Is ramipril affective for african americans?

Yes: Besides the usual recommendations by the jnc7 (joint national committee), and possible the upcoming jnc8 (jnc2013) that ace inhibitors are effect as monotherapy for hypertension (especially in the appropriate clinical settings) there are some studies that suggest that ace inhibitors, such as ramipril, are an effective agent for the treatment of hypertension in african americans. ...Read more

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Hi, is atorvastatin interfere with ramipril?

Drug interactions: No, there are no drug interactions using ramipril and atrovastatin reported. If problems arise, see your physician for help. ...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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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) and 10 mg ramipril together?

Yes, but . . .: Always tell your prescribing doc everything that you're taking, both prescription & non-prescription over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements. Use any drug-drug interaction checker to look for reasons why you shouldn't take combination of pills. Ideally, your pharmacist should warn you, too, if you get everything from same store. http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html ...Read more

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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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Is ramipril the best drug for hypertension and cardio protection?

Is ramipril the best drug for hypertension and cardio protection?

Very good med: Ramipril helps heal the kidneys and protect from cardiovascular events. However, often it takes more than one med to control one's blood pressure. It's analogous to flying a plane; one must follow the blood pressure closely to make sure one is not heading for trouble. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms and results of stopping ramipril?

What are the withdrawal symptoms and results of stopping ramipril?

BP increase: Your blood pressure could rise to a dangerous degree, depending on what it was before you started taking the medication. Please discuss any potential changes in medication with your doctor before doing them. Be well. ...Read more

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Can I take antihistamine tabs with coderone tabs and ramipril capsules?

Can I take antihistamine tabs with coderone tabs and ramipril capsules?

Here are some...: Both Amiodarone and ramipril are used for irregular heart beat and high blood pressure, and antihistamine, theoretically, should not have direct adverse side effects with the above both drugs. But, as we age, our functional reserve declines so becoming more vulnerable to additive effects from multiple drug use. Hence, ask your doc first so to minimize unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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I'm 43yrs old my blood preasure is 130/90 which do I take ramipril 5mg or2.5mg?

I'm 43yrs old my blood preasure is 130/90 which do I take ramipril 5mg or2.5mg?

Follow instructions: Ideally its best to follow your doctors instructions. Generally medications may be started low to evaluate tolerance. Watch for dizziness, headache, cough and fatigue. Report any worsening dizziness. Go to emergency room if face swells. Please discuss any clarification of your regimen with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

Usually no bad: Effects unless blood pressure goes too high. Uncontrolled BP may present with headache, neck pain, dizziness, nausea etc. Continue BP monitoring (normally lower than 130/85). Take care! ...Read more

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Hi, I'm on 2.5mg ramipril and I've started suffering anxiety. Is it ok to take kalms with ramipril?

Hi, I'm on 2.5mg ramipril and I've started suffering anxiety. Is it ok to take kalms with ramipril?

Call the dr: It is probably a good idea to call the doctor that prescribed ramipril and ask. They will be able to know your history and talk through your anxiety and rule out the anxiety as a side effect of your meds. ...Read more

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