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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?
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
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
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
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?
I am thinking of getting a tattoo currently I am on the following medication. Effient 1 a day temsig 50mg 1/2 day ramipril 2.5 1 a day aspirin 1/day is it advisable to get a tattoo as I have 2 stents and have had a heart attack in the last 18 months?
No: There is always a chance of infection--with your medical history I would not suggest it. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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