Compare Monopril vs. Altace

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Monopril (Fosinopril)

Altace (ramipril)

Prescription only
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Lowers blood pressure.

Altace (ramipril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects your kidney function. It's also a good option if you have trouble swallowing pills since you can open the capsules.

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  • Altace (ramipril) is a first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
  • It lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
  • It's recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
  • Altace (ramipril) is the only ACE inhibitor that you can open and sprinkle in applesauce or water.
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  • Some people can get a dry cough while using this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
  • You'll need to get routine blood tests to see how this medicine is affecting your body.
  • Women, be sure to use contraception while taking this medication since it can harm a fetus. It's also not safe to use if you're already pregnant.
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Side effects
The Monopril (Fosinopril) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
9possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased cough
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure when standing up
  • Fainting
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
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Risks and warnings
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  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Swelling of face and head

    African descent

  • High potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Worsening kidney problems

    History of kidney problems

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