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Ramipril Capsules Dosage
Take 5 mg ramipril in mornings and 12.5 mg of toperlol at lunch daily for hbp. Accidently took 2nd dose of ramipril instead of toperlol, what to do?
You will be OK: The metoprolol lowers blood pressure and slows down heart rate. If you were on a larger dose you might be at risk of rebound hypertension. This occurs when the body keeps trying to activate the beta receptors to raise the blood pressure and in fact increases the signal because the desired affect has not occurred. At your low dose you should be ok. The extra ramipril should not harm you. ...Read more
Mom on ramipril and cardace 5mg each.Tazloc trio was 80mg but it was made to 40mg.Her Bp is now high.Can she increase her tazloc dose by some 10 20mg.
80yo F, high BP @10 PM (160/90) and on mornings, otherwise 115/65. Worse if stressed. Lercandipine, candesartan or ramipril, dose/sth else?
Maybe no medicine: Blood pressure is dynamic and changes during the day with a variety of causes including anxiety, and physical activity. In the absence of cardiac disease and at your age the risks of giving medication to treat the peak blood pressure might be more than the benefit as your blood pressure could drop too low at other times. Thorough evaluation of the risks and benefits of treatment should be done. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
It does not matter.: Ramipril is one of the best ace-i's available. It's dose should be 20 mg/day as this gives the maximum blood pressure reduction as well as the most effective reduction of proteinuria. If you take 10 mg daily, i would ask your doctor to give you a prescription for 5 mg and take that twice a day. ...Read more
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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