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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello foctor , can i know if Eplerinone and ramipril drug interactoin couse aldosterone deficiency or not ? if not whats 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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