Ramipril is classified as an ACE-inhibitor, meaning that it inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme. Angiotensin-converting enzyme converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II raises blood pressure. The drug relaxes blood vessels and helps the kidneys to discharge water and salt in the kidneys, lowering blood pressure. It is used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure, prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is given after heart attacks to prevent (worsening) heart failure.
Dose of Ramipril
Ramipril is available in tablet and capsule form. Usual dose is 2.5 to 20mg once a day or in two equal doses.
Common Side Effects:
- Skin rash
- Blurred vision
Cost of Ramipril
The price of ramipril (Altace) ranges from $10.00 to $73.00 for a bottle of 90 capsules, strength 10mg, with a coupon. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you that sells ramipril and to download a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Ramipril Prescription?
Ramipril is a prescription medication, which requires a prescription from a licensed physician or other prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your high blood pressure remotely through telemedicine and prescribe ramipril online.