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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

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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On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

You need levels: Before you assume that a possible side effect of a medication is going to happen to you you need to know for sure. Too much magnesium, potassium or calcium can be as bad as too little. A simple blood test looking at your magnesium and electrolytes will answer that question, and then you have information to tailor what if any supplements to take ...Read more

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Blood pressure at home has been in the mid 130's-145 range/over mid 70-85 range, I take 10mg ramipril currently, do I need another BP medication?

Blood pressure at home has been in the mid 130's-145 range/over mid 70-85 range, I take 10mg ramipril currently, do I need another BP medication?

BP meds and BP: At your age, 50, your systolic BP is too high if it is > 140 mm hg. You should speak to your doctor about increasing your ramipril to the maximum dose of 20 mg/day or adding another drug. See if you can get your BP down by losing weight and/or exercising more. If you smoke, please stop and try to avoid excess amounts of sodium intake. Remember, a BP of 145 is not a good one to have. ...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. 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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Heart rate has been high min 90+ at rest. Medication change from felodipine to ramipril, now HR low 48-53 at rest. (not athlete) Is this a concern?

Heart rate has been high min 90+ at rest. Medication change from felodipine to ramipril, now HR low 48-53 at rest. (not athlete) Is this a concern?

Heart rate: There is a difference between these drugs in the amount of arterial vasodilation. The Felodipine can be expected to dilate arteries more than ramipril and have more secondary heart rate increase associated with it. Likely you don't have a concern. ...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 ones 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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Hello foctor, can I know if Eplerinone and ramipril drug interactoin couse aldosterone deficiency or not? If not what's the interaction please?

Hello foctor, can I know if Eplerinone and ramipril drug interactoin couse aldosterone deficiency or not? If not what's the interaction please?

Aldo block: Eplerenone is an aldosterone blocking agent and will prevent actions of Aldo. Ramipril doesn't directly effect aldosterone but is an agent on the renin angiotensin pathway. Their interaction may be an enhanced high potassium the most common in patients with kidney disease. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Is Ramipril 5MG an equivalent drug & dosage to Benazepril HCL 20MG?

Is Ramipril 5MG an equivalent drug & dosage to Benazepril HCL 20MG?

Similar.: While those are similar medications and doses, your individual response to each may be varied and not completely predictable. Monitor your blood pressure closely during the switch and make sure your doctor has the appropriate follow-up blood testing scheduled. ...Read more

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Am on Ramipril 10mg and Amlodopine 5mg, can I safely take Ashwagandha supplement with these drugs please?

Am on Ramipril 10mg and Amlodopine 5mg, can I safely take Ashwagandha supplement with these drugs please?

Should be ok...: Ashwagandha is frequently referred to as "Indian ginseng" and is an herb used in Ayurvedic healing. It belongs to the tomato family. It purports to relieve stress and promote good immunity. It reportedly interacts with immunosuppressant and sedating medications, not the anti-hypertensives you are taking. It should be safe to take, though as with all supplements, unproven as regards effectiveness. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking amlodipine 10mg, atenolol 25mg, ramipril 10mg. Can I take another drug instead of ramipril. Its 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. Its 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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Are there any known drug interactions between spirulena and thyroxin, apo-hydro, or ramipril? My 62 year old mother wants to start taking spirulina.

Are there any known drug interactions between spirulena and thyroxin, apo-hydro, or ramipril? My 62 year old mother wants to start taking spirulina.

None found!: A drug-drug including supplement interaction analysis using all 4 agents given yielded no potential known interactions between spirulina ; the medications. Caution regarding purity and source is always advisable! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is amplododine the same as ramipril?

Is amplododine the same as ramipril?

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

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Is ramipril better taken in the morning or at night?

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

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My bp is 176/104 and on 2.05 ramipril is this very bad?

My bp is 176/104 and on 2.05 ramipril is this very bad?

High BP.: Despite this dose of Ramipril, your BP is still high. Numbers should be around 120/80, certainly no higher than 140/90. You need better control of your BP. It's not unusual for someone with high BP to be on two, three or even four medications to achieve adequate control. ...Read more

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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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Could I take ramipril instead of enalipril for a day or two?

Same class: While they are both in the class of so called ACE-Inhibitors, they still may affect you different and it is not always easy to figure out the dose equivalent since the milligrams for each drug can be different. So I say get some advice regarding the dosages you have available and whether it would work safely for a few days. ...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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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

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Can I take Nyquil with ramipril?

Yes: But which NyQuil, at any rate, there are no interactions. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more