Altace (Ramipril)

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What is Altace (Ramipril) used for?

Altace is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease can be prevented by lowering high blood pressure. In patients with heart disease or diabetes, Altace (Ramipril) can prevent stroke and heart attacks. It can also increase your chances of survival after a heart attack. Those who have recently suffered a heart attack may also benefit from using this medication to treat congestive heart failure. By relaxing blood vessels, Altace (Ramipril) improves blood flow by inhibiting the activity of the ACE enzyme.

Altace (Ramipril) Information

How To Use Altace (Ramipril)?

Your doctor will usually advise you to take this medication once or twice a day by mouth. If taken twice a day, you should take a divided dose 12 hours apart. It can be taken with or without food.

Your initial dose may change depending on the results of treatment to reduce the risk of side effects. If you are given a different dose, follow your doctor's instructions on how to take it.

Ramipril capsules should be swallowed whole. In case you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, you can open it and sprinkle the contents onto soft food or juice.

You should swallow or drink the whole mixture immediately. If you need to store it, you should keep it for 24 hours at room temperature. It can last up to 48 hours when refrigerated.

Treatment response and medical condition will determine the dosage.

The dose of this medication may be increased slowly over time by your doctor to minimize your risk of side effects. Make sure you follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Taking this medicine regularly will give you the best results. Take it every day at the same time everyday so that you will remember to do so. In most cases, people with high blood pressure do not feel sick even when they are taking this medication.

You may not notice the full benefits of this medication for several weeks after you start taking it. Continued high blood pressure, or high readings should be reported to your doctor. Seek medical attention if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Store at room temperature away from children and animals when not in use.

What are the side effects of Altace (Ramipril)?

Some common side effects of Altace (Ramipril) include:

  • headache
  • cough
  • tired feeling
  • dizziness
  • spinning sensation
  • malaise
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach discomfort
  • swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • high potassium levels

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Altace (Ramipril).

What are Drug Interactions of Altace (Ramipril)?

Altace (Ramipril) Drug interaction listed below.

Altace Precautions and Warnings?

All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. Carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.

Talk to your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. It may harm an unborn baby or pass to breast milk.

If you experience trouble breathing, intense abdominal pain (may or may not be a result of nausea or vomiting), seek immediate medical attention.

Individuals over the age of 55 may have a high risk of heart problems while taking this drug.

How much do Altace (Ramipril) caps cost in Canada?

Starting price of Altace 1.25mg cost in Canada
- 30 capsules - $50.00 USD ($1.67 per capsules)

Generic Equivalent Starting price of Ramipril 1.25mg cost in Canada
- 30 capsules - $10.00 USD ($0.33 per capsules)

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Do you need a prescription for Altace (Ramipril) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Altace (Ramipril) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a pharmacist.