Ramipril is used to treat high blood pressure(hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks,and kidney problems. Ramipril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. It may also be used in high risk patients(such as patients with heart disease/diabetes) to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily.
Dizziness, light headedness,or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.Dry cough may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen,tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Before taking ramipril, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other ACE inhibitors (such as benazepril);or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.