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Ramipres 5 mg (Ramipril) is a potent drug to treat high blood pressure and heart attack. It belongs to the class of ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzymes) and is one of the most popular drugs for treating heart failure and hypertension. Ramipril is available in two dosage forms: Tablets
Ramipril is given in hypertension that decreases the workload of the heart. It also decreases the risk of various heart conditions:
— Mild to moderate hypertension
— Improves the survival of people with myocardial infarction after suffering a heart attack
— Stroke, angina and other serious cardiovascular diseases
Ramipril belongs to ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors). It stops the formation of Angiotensin II, which causes constriction of blood vessels and increases blood pressure. It relaxes the constricted blood vessels and helps the heart pump blood more easily. It reduces the post heart attack damage by supplying sufficient oxygen supply. Ramipres-5 mg is manufactured by a very popular Indian pharmaceutical giant, Cipla.
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking to date. Give a complete list of prescription and non-prescription drugs and other disease conditions. This way, the doctor can decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Ramipril.
— Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
— Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
— If you experience any allergic reaction, immediately consult with your doctor
— This medicine can pass into breast milk and may cause harm to the fetal damage
— Avoid drinking alcohol as it increases the side effects of Ramipril
— This drug causes a bit of dizziness, so be careful while sitting or lying somewhere
— Older people are more sensitive to the side effects of the drug
— Taking any other heart or blood issues-related medications.
Do not take Remipres if you suffer from connective tissue diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma or have diabetes. Also, mention your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
All medicines have side effects; sometimes, they are serious, but most of the time, they are not. Some common side effects of Remipres are Hyperkalemia conditions, Dry mouth, Nausea, Spinning sensation, Weakness, Headache and Vomiting.
Some serious side effects associated with this combination are as follows:
- Fever, chills and body aches
- Pale or yellowing skin
- Pain in the chest
- Hyperkalemia symptoms like muscle weakness and Bradycardia
- Rapid weight gain
- Mouth and throat sores
- Fever, chills and flu symptoms
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. Various factors are observed before prescribing a disease. The doctor is the one who will prescribe the best suitable dose for you. The initial recommended dosage starts from 2.5 mg and can be increased up to 25 mg depending upon the patient’s severity of the condition.
You must swallow the whole tablet or capsule with one glass of water. Do not crush or chew it. Don’t open the capsule shell. Ramipril can be taken once a day. It can be taken with or without food. It is best to take it at the same time daily because it shows the best results and helps to remember when to take the drug. Dose adjustments are made basis on the levels of blood pressure.
It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult a physician first.