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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of ramipril capsules.
Ramipril belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Ramipril works by relaxing blood vessels and with this action, stress, and pressure is reduced in the heart and at the arterial walls.
Ramipril mechanism of action lowers blood pressure, lowers risks associated with dangerous pressure readings, and also enable the cardiac chambers to be free from pressure/stress.
Ramipril lowers the arterial pressure because it reduces the production of angiotensin 11 which is responsible for transmitting signals that increase blood pressure.
When angiotensin11 is minimized, the failing heart does not have to work hard to pump blood; pressure is also reduced in the arterial walls of the body.
Ramipril is metabolized to ramiprilat at the hepatic system.
Ramipril renal excretion is 60% and its fecal excretion is 40%.
As with all pharmaceutical medicines, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of ramipril capsules.
Always consult a physician for medical advice before use.
Common side effects may include dizziness, fainting, cough, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, and weakness.
Some serious side effects may include: excessively lowered blood pressure, angioedema, liver problems, edema, lowered white blood cell count, purpura and worsen kidney function.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptoms, then please call your doctor immediately.
Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using ramipril capsules.
Indications and Usage
Ramipril is used to manage high blood pressure; it is also used to manage heart failure in people with a history of heart attack and can be taken in combination with other arterial pressure medications.
Ramipril is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death (due to failing heart function) in people who are at increased risk of these conditions.
Administration and Dosage
Use of ramipril during pregnancy or breastfeeding does appear to be harmful.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking ramipril.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage.
The usual dose for adults is 2.5–20mg per day.
Ramipril is not for children below 18 years.
Possible interactions with ramipril capsules include potassium supplements, water pills, mood stabilizers, pain medications, blood pressure drugs, and heart failure drugs.
Ramipril capsules should not be taken with alcohol.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with ramipril capsules.
Ramipril is contraindicated if:
- You are sharing it with another person
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a history of low blood pressure
- You are allergic to its active ingredients
- You are taking other medications without your doctor’s consent
- You are intending to get pregnant.
Taking more medicine may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect ramipril capsules overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do not take ramipril if:
- You have low blood pressure
- You are allergic to it
- You are 17 years and younger
- You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant
- You have not consulted with your doctor or patient care specialist.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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