Medicine Overview of Ramipro Capsule
Side Effects of Ramipro 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. Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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 Ramipro Capsule
You have been prescribed Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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 Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule.
Ramipro Capsule related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule 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 Ramipro 1.25 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Ramipro Capsule
Q. Is Ramipro safe to use?
Ramipro is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Ramipro a diuretic?
No, Ramipro 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 Ramipro a nitrate or a statin?
Ramipro is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take Ramipro with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with Ramipro, 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 Ramipro cause cough?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects of Ramipro.
Q. Does Ramipro cause frequent urination?
No, Ramipro 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 Ramipro cause itching?
Yes, Ramipro may cause itching of skin. However, It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Ramipro cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) is one the common side effects of Ramipro.
Q. Does Ramipro cause depression?
Yes, Ramipro may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does Ramipro known to cause thinning of the blood?
No. Ramipro has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Can I take Ramipro with sildenafil?
Yes, Ramipro 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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