About Ramipril

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About Ramipril

Ramipril is used at

  • High blood pressure to lower blood pressure
  • Blockages of blood vessels (in the coronary vessels, in the brain or the legs), also as a result of diabetes and additional risk factors such as lack of exercise, obesity and smoking. It serves here to prevent deterioration of the cardiovascular situation or death
  • Kidney disease, especially if it is caused by diabetes.
  • Discomforting myocardial insufficiency
  • Condition after myocardial infarction to prevent further infarction (in patients with evidence of myocardial insufficiency, starting therapy more than 48 hours after the acute infarction).

In heart failure, Ramipril is used in advanced stages of the disease with other antihypertensives and / or a dehydrator.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood pressure for high blood pressure
  • relieve heart in heart failure.
  • prevent pathological remodeling of the heart after heart attacks
  • Treat the coronary vasoconstriction in patients with additional risk of heart attack

That’s how Ramipril works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Ramipril.
Please also read the information on the drug groups ACE inhibitors, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient ramipril belongs.

Applications of the drug Ramipril

Ramipril is used in

  • High blood pressure to lower blood pressure
  • Blockages of blood vessels (in the coronary vessels, in the brain or the legs), also as a result of diabetes and additional risk factors such as lack of exercise, obesity and smoking. It serves here to prevent deterioration of the cardiovascular situation or death
  • Kidney disease, especially if it is caused by diabetes.
  • Discomforting myocardial insufficiency
  • Condition after myocardial infarction to prevent further infarction (in patients with evidence of myocardial insufficiency, starting therapy more than 48 hours after the acute infarction).

In heart failure, ramipril is used in advanced stages of the disease with other antihypertensives and / or a dehydrator.
For the following application areas of Ramipril , in-depth information is available:

  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • heart failure
  • infarction
  • Angina pectoris
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • arterial circulatory disorders

Effect of Ramipril

Ramipril belongs to the drug group of ACE inhibitors. The substance is given in a non-active form and must first be converted into the active form of ramiprilat in the body. Such agents are called prodrugs.

Once converted into ramiprilat, the drug inhibits the production of the body’s blood pressure-boosting hormone angiotensin. In addition, Ramipril promotes the excretion of water and salts from the body, which reduces the blood volume and thereby pressure from the vessels. In addition, Ramipril inhibits the breakdown of bradikinin, an endogenous substance that relaxes the blood vessels. All of these effects together produce a significant reduction in blood pressure.

Ramipril only needs to be taken once a day. Its effect lasts about 48 hours. However, it does not start until one or two hours after taking it.

The active substance is predominantly excreted via the kidney. Therefore, the attending physician should reduce the dose in patients with severe renal impairment and urinary output.

Potential Ramipril side effects may include:

Ramipril used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Louis D. Hafner says:
    2.5 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    Actually, I do not have any side effects … more headaches over the past few weeks, but I do not think they will come from Ramipril, I’ve been taking it for a year. In my opinion: NO PROBLEMS!

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Lee K. Agee says:
    4.0 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    No. I can not find any side effects so far. Both in monotherapy (had to be changed because the blood pressure reduction was not sufficient), as well as in combination, both drugs prove to be well tolerated.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Terrence R. Lofton says:
    3.5 rating

    Ramipril for Heart rhythm disturbances; High blood pressure

    I have with Ramipril Concor Tambocor u. Amlodipine good experience for 7 years. Blood pressure and rhythm. Full grip, however, my own medication and tests. I have long recognized the problem of doctors. There is only one person in the world who knows my body: that’s me. I wish you success.

    Side effects: No side effects
  4. Wilbur D. Haggerty says:
    3.0 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    -Herzrasen at loads shortly after taking -in quiet pulse sometimes quite low to normal ca60 -blood pressure under load and stess 140 / 85-90 under rest condition about 120 / 75-80-reizhusten always a frog in the neck the man is not going on ! -weight keep holds impossible restless, unwell.hippelig, and when rest very quickly tired, above average sleep required, sometimes the feeling of the whole body and the heart stops then becomes dizzy and black before eyes -angstzustände with tlw death anxiety -partially stinging Pain in the heart area-but could possibly be the Bewegungsaparat

    Side effects: Unrest; Breast pain; Fatigue; Cough
  5. John A. Ramos says:
    3.5 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    long-lasting dizziness, which becomes violent from month to month, tremors and cold phases, very great inner restlessness.

    Side effects: Tremble; Unrest; Dizziness
  6. Joseph M. Jackson says:
    4.5 rating

    Have often dizzy spells, which improve only slowly. Is someone the same? What can you do about it?

    Side effects: Dizziness
  7. Doreen T. Hudgins says:
    4.5 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    Have Ramipiril for about 5 years because of high blood pressure in combination of metoprolol. Because of increased heart rate I got catheter ablation 1 1/2 years ago. Blood pressure and pulse have been wonderful ever since. But for about 2 years a terrible irritable cough torments me, especially at night. But even during the day coughing fits to breathlessness and wrestle for air. Dry neck is also a huge problem. First with nose drops that moisturize everything in the ENT area treated, at times some relief, then always worse. At the moment it is so bad that my doctor told us to stop ramipiril, it must be the cause of the irritating cough and dry throat. After taking Candecor no improvement in cough and dryness. Today I have again received a new drug, the name I do not know now to report, since the pharmacy must first get me the drug. I hope this medication will free me from the terrible coughing fits and dryness. Lg. And all the others here get well soon.

    Side effects: Respiratory complaints; Cough
  8. Jennifer T. Campbell says:
    4.5 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure without visible organic damage. Because of my type 1 diabetes mellitus, I was prescribed ramipril. I had just overcome a cold with a cough. I easily get a cough. After two days began to cough, which was getting worse. Drinking does not help, just sucking sweets. At night, I was awake by coughing again and again. I could only talk with cough interruptions. In addition, I sing a lot and could not sing easily through coughing fits. After 10 days I dropped Ramipril and I get Valsartan from tomorrow. I hope to better tolerate this remedy. Apart from that, apart from slight dry mouth, I did not have any complaints, the blood pressure did not change noticeably during this time, only the diastolic value, which is good anyway, continued to decline.

    Side effects: Cough
  9. Jorge B. Cooper says:
    5.0 rating

    Ramipril for High blood pressure

    Am for general. Malaise has been treated for high blood pressure. Blood pressure has stabilized rather high ~ 149/95 P = 80. In general. Malaise has not disappeared after nearly 3 months. Acclimation phase on Ramipril 2.5mg lasted almost 1 month with tiredness, being turned up, irritable cough but without resolving the actual high blood pressure problem. Then increase to 5mg for about 1 month, the same symptoms in the acclimation phase now after about 90 days, no noteworthy improvement in hypertension, at times chest sensation, fatigue, slackness, disrespect, irritating cough, latent headache. I’ll ask the doctor for another medicine or stop the therapy!

    Side effects: Fatigue; Cough