Compare Altace vs. Mavik

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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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Used for
  • Congestive heart failure hypertension impaired left ventricular function - myocardial infarction with complication
  • Acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction cardiovascular event risk; prophylaxis diabetic nephropathy kidney disease
  • Non-diabetic
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
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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The Mavik (Trandolapril) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Cough
  • Swelling of face and head
    • African descent
  • High potassium
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicines that increase potassium
    • Using salt substitutes
  • Worsening kidney problems
    • History of kidney problems
  • Liver failure
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