Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Altace

(ramipril)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Lowers blood pressure.

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Our bottom line

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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Upsides

  • 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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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Altace (ramipril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels. By making blood vessels relax, it lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill

What to expect when you take Altace (ramipril) for High blood pressure

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Side effect rates for Altace (ramipril)

1986 From clinical trials of Altace / Reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased cough
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure when standing up
  • Fainting
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo

Risks and Warnings for Altace (ramipril)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Altace (ramipril) can cause birth defects. If you're pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about different medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Altace (ramipril)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Requires routine blood tests to check how your kidneys are working.
  • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.