Ramipril


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bendroflumethiazide


i have been using this drug 4 almost 10yrs in combination with ramipril,diitiazem.but 4 the last 3months i deside to use only ramipril and diltiazem hcl.so now ifeel more better mysexual live is more better now.can u tell me why i have got this change...
by khamisi_isa@yahoo.com in United Kingdom, 04/15/2009

ramipril


how is ramipril absorbed in the kidneys and also what is the pathophysiology and molecular structure of ramipril
by laura in england, 05/16/2007

Ramipril with Lithium


  Please can you advise me.  I have been told by my GP that I need to take blood pressure medication.  He has prescribed me Ramipril.  However the pharmacist has told me this is not the best medication as it can interact badly with...
by lindsey maher in england, UK, 08/14/2009

does ramipril decrease the blood glucose level?why?


does ramipril decrease the blood glucose level? or not?
by zyaco in Iraq, 05/02/2008

Long term affects.


ARE THERE LONG TERM AFFECTS OF TAKING "TRITACE" A RAMIPRIL MEDICATION.  CAN AN ALTERNATIVE IN NATURAL PRODUCTS BE AS EFFECTIVE WITHOUT SIDE AFFECTS?
by E. FRY in AUSTRALIA, 11/20/2006

Ramipril
Ramipril (Altace)
Ramipril
( RAM-ih-prill)
Pregnancy Category: D Altace (Rx)

Classification: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

See Also: See also Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors .

Action/Kinetics: Onset: 1-2 hr. Time to peak serum levels: 1 hr (1-2 hr for ramiprilat, the active metabolite). Peak effect: 3-6 hr. Ramiprilat has approximately six times the ACE inhibitory activity than ramipril. t 1/2: 1-2 hr (13-17 hr for ramiprilat); prolonged in impaired renal function. Duration: 24 hr. Metabolized in the liver with 60% excreted through the urine and 40% in the feces. Food decreases the rate, but not the extent, of absorption of ramipril.

Uses: Alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents (especially thiazide diuretics) for the treatment of hypertension. Treatment of CHF following MI to decrease risk of CV death and decrease the risk of failure-related hospitalization and progression to severe or resistant heart failure.

Contraindications: Lactation.

Special Concerns: Geriatric clients may manifest higher peak blood levels of ramiprilat.

Side Effects: CV: Hypotension, chest pain, palpitations, angina pectoris, orthostatic hypotension, MI, CVA, arrhythmias. GI: N&V, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysgeusia, anorexia, constipation, dry mouth, dyspepsia, enzyme changes suggesting pancreatitis, dysphagia, gastroenteritis, increased salivation. CNS: Headache, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, sleep disturbances, somnolence, depression, nervousness, malaise, vertigo, anxiety, amnesia, convulsions tremor. Respiratory: Cough, dyspnea, URI, asthma, bronchospasm. Hematologic: Leukopenia, anemia, eosinophilia. Rarely, decreases in hemoglobin or hematocrit. Dermatologic: Diaphoresis, photosensitivity, pruritus, rash, dermatitis, purpura, alopecia, erythema multiforme, urticaria. Body as a whole: Paresthesias, angioedema, asthenia, syncope, fever, muscle cramps, myalgia, arthralgia, arthritis, neuralgia, neuropathy, influenza, edema. Miscellaneous: Impotence, tinnitus, hearing loss, vision disturbances, epistaxis, weight gain, proteinuria, angioneurotic edema, edema, flu syndrome.

Laboratory Test Alterations: H&H.

How Supplied: Capsule: 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg

Dosage
?Capsules Hypertension.
Initial: 2.5 mg once daily in clients not taking a diuretic; maintenance: 2.5-20 mg/day as a single dose or two equally divided doses. Clients taking diuretics or who have a C CR less than 40 mL/min/1.73 m 2: initially 1.25 mg/day; dose may then be increased to a maximum of 5 mg/day.
CHF following MI.
Initial: 2.5 mg b.i.d. Clients intolerant of this dose may be started on 1.25 mg b.i.d. The target maintenance dose is 5 mg b.i.d.

Ramipril Ratings

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Effectiveness:

****

Ease of Use:

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Ramipril
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Lorrie, canada - 07/03/2011

May work good in lowering blood pressure but the side effects can kill you, or at least feel like your dying. Arrythmias palpatations chest pain nausea and the list goes on. I was on it for 14 days before these serious side effects showed up and am still having them after a week of stopping them. Would not suggest a pill that is this dangerous.