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Altace, which is made up of ramipril, is an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme). Altace comes in capsule form for oral administration, and is usually red, blue, orange or yellow (depending on the strength and if its brand or generic). We have both the brand (Altace) and the generic (ramipril) form of this medication available in 1.5mg, 2.5mg, 5mg, and 10mg.
Altace is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. High blood pressure increases your chance of heart attack and stroke, as well as heart failure. Sometimes Altace also is prescribed to improve the survival chances after a heart attack has occurred.
This medication works by blocking the substance in your body that causes blood vessels to tighten (which causes higher blood pressure), this results in more relaxed blood vessels while increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart, creating lower blood pressure.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food.
Average frequency is once or twice daily.
Swallow this medication whole, If it is not possible, sprinkle the contents into apple sauce (4 ounces) OR mixed in water or apple juice (4 ounces). You must drink the entire mixture.
Dosage is based on your body’s reaction to the treatment as well as the status of your medical condition.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies before taking this medication.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. This medication may harm an unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, liver disease, high level of potassium, or a connective tissue disease.
It is unknown if this passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor for more info.
Do not use ramipril if you are also on medication for diabetes.
Do not use this medication if you have had angioedema.
Do not use this medication within 36 hours of taking medicine that contains sacubitril.
Common Altace side effects may include:
Call your doctor right away if you have
Are there any drug interactions?
Diuretics, lithium, gold injections, insulin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Advil, Aspirin, and Naproxen)
What is the dosing information for hypertension?
What is the best way to store this medication?
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light and keep the bottle tightly closed.
What are the signs of allergic reaction?
Common symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
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