Compare Altace vs. Avapro

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Altace
(Ramipril)

Avapro
(Irbesartan)

Lowers blood pressure. Altace (Ramipril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function. Easy to use if you can't swallow whole capsules.Coming soon.
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Side effects
AltaceAvapro
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Cough increased 4%
  • Cough 5%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Heart-related chest pain 1%
  • Positional low blood pressure 1%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Fainting 1%
  • Vomiting 1%
  • Vertigo 1%
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How it works
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Altace (Ramipril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. By blocking a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels, it makes blood vessels relax. This lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AltaceAvapro
Prescription only
Available as
AltaceAvapro
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
AltaceAvapro
  • Diabetic Nephropathy Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
AltaceAvapro
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of ACE inhibitor induced cough
  • African descent
  • Current kidney problems
  • Medicine that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitute
  • History of kidney problems
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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Kidneys and liver
AltaceAvapro
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
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Upsides and benefits
AltaceAvapro
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • The only ACE inhibitor that comes in a capsule that you can sprinkle in applesauce or water.
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Downsides and risks
AltaceAvapro
  • Up to 1 and 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
AltaceAvapro
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure one week after starting this medication, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
  • Don't take if you are pregnant.
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