What is Ramipres (Ramipril) used for?
Ramipres (Ramipril) is an oral ACE inhibitor used to treat patients suffering from hypertension or heart failure. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This action also makes it useful for preventing cardiac events such as strokes or heart attacks. Your physician may use it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Ramipres (Ramipril)?
Ramipres (Ramipril) should always be used according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice each day, but the best instructions will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, although a meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the medication unless instructed to do so to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ramipres (Ramipril)?
The use of Ramipres (Ramipril) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are flu symptoms, faintness, sensitive skin, easier bruising, high potassium levels, urinary retention, or jaundice. Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any severe symptoms that are intense or worrying as alterations to your dosage or application frequency may be required to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Ramipres (Ramipril) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to ACE inhibitors, if the patient being treated is a child, or if you have unstable circulation, renal artery stenosis, aortic stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, low blood pressure, angioedema, or an outflow heart obstruction. You are also recommended to disclose if you are elderly, undergoing allergy desensitization procedures, taking other medications to treat hypertension, if you have diabetes, severe heart failure, low fluid volume, low sodium levels, connective tissue diseases, liver cirrhosis, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ramipres (Ramipril). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.