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Composition for RAMIRICA

Ramipril(2.5 mg)

food interaction for RAMIRICA

alcohol interaction for RAMIRICA

pregnancy interaction for RAMIRICA

lactation interaction for RAMIRICA

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ramirica 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.
Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ramipril(2.5 mg)


Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet is mainly used to control high blood pressure (hypertension). It is used to treat heart failure, to improve survival after heart attack and to prevent stroke. Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet is also used to treat various kidney diseases.

How it works

Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), Ramirica 2.5 mg tablet inhibits the chemical ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme). As a result, there is relaxation of blood vessels leading to a fall in blood pressure which makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Cough, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Generalised swelling, Headache, Vomiting, Stomach upset


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Expert advice for RAMIRICA

  • Do not take ramipril with any other product containing aliskiren if you are diabetic or have kidney problems.
  • Do not take ramipril if you have narrowing of one or both arteries that carry blood to kidneys causing reduced blood flow to the kidneys (bilateral renal artery stenosis or renal artery stenosis in a single functioning kidney), abnormally low or unstable blood pressure.
  • Do not consume if you are undergoing dialysis or any blood filtration technique as ramipril may cause sudden and severe reactions. 
  • Discontinue ramipril and consult your doctor if you suffer from cough or swelling of eyes and lips (angioedema).
  • Before taking ramipril, consult your doctor if you are suffering from severe increase in blood pressure, have worsening of symptoms of pre-existing heart failure (decompensated heart failure).

Frequently asked questions for RAMIRICA


Q. Is ramipril a diuretic?
No, ramipril is not a diuretic It belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), mainly used to reduce high blood pressure.
Q. Is ramipril safe?
Ramipril is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is ramipril or cardace a calcium channel blocker/alpha blocker/ beta blocker?
No, ramipril or cardace is an ACE inhibitor and shows no known effects on calcium channels or alpha receptors or beta receptors.
Q. Is ramipril a nitrate or a statin?
Ramipril is neither a nitrate nor a statin. It is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. What are Cardace / Ramistar/Hopace used for?
Cardace, Ramistar, Hopace are all trade names for the active drug ramipril. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take ramipril with simvastatin/amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ramipril when taken with simvastatin/ amlodipine/ Viagra/naproxen/prednisolone/ metformin/Sudafed. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ramipril.
Q. Can I take ramipril with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen can be taken with ramipril, 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 ramipril cause coughing?
Yes, non-productive tickling cough, is one of the common side effects or ramipril.
Q. Does ramipril cause frequent urination?
No, ramipril 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 ramipril cause itching?
Yes, ramipril may cause itching of skin. It is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does ramipril cause an increase in potassium levels in the blood?
Yes, increased potassium levels is one a common side effects of ramipril.
Q. Does ramipril cause depression?
Yes, ramipril may cause depression; however, it is not very commonly observed.
Q. Does ramipril thin the blood?
No. ramipril has no known effect on blood thinning.
Q. Is ramipril available in India?
Yes, ramipril is available in India with more than 100 brand names.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)