Medicine Overview of Ramifast Tablet
Side Effects of Ramifast are Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.
In Depth Information on Ramifast Tablet
You have been prescribed Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet to improve blood pressure.
- Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & strokes.
It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Let your doctor know about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet.
Ramifast Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Ramifast 2.5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Ramifast Tablet
Q. Is Ramifast safe to use?
Ramifast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Ramifast a diuretic?
No, Ramifast is not a diuretic. It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors), which is mainly used to reduce high blood pressure.
Q. Is Ramifast a nitrate or a statin?
Ramifast is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take Ramifast with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with Ramifast, however, it is known that ibuprofen and other NSAIDs may reduce the antihypertensive effects of ramipril. Consult your doctor about any medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril
Q. Does Ramifast cause cough?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects of Ramifast.
Q. Does Ramifast cause frequent urination?
No, Ramifast has no known effect on increasing the frequency of urination. It may rarely increase the urine output but not affect the frequency of urination.
Q. Does Ramifast cause itching?
Yes, Ramifast may cause itching of skin. However, It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Ramifast cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) is one the common side effects of Ramifast.
Q. Does Ramifast cause depression?
Yes, Ramifast may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Ramifast known to cause thinning of the blood?
No. Ramifast has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Can I take Ramifast with sildenafil?
Yes, Ramifast can be taken with Sildenafil. However, there could be an excessive fall in blood pressure when taken together and you can experience symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, or an increased heart rate. So, special caution must be taken when taking both the drugs together and inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
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