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Ramipril is the generic version of Altace, a prescription medication used to treat people with high blood pressure (hypertension). It often lowers blood pressure in as little as one week and causes only minor—if any—side effects. Effective hypertension treatment can reduce the risk of serious health problems like stroke, kidney disease and heart attack.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Ramipril (Generic Altace)
How does it work?
Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. When treating high blood pressure, it relaxes blood vessels and makes it easier for blood to flow, reducing the heart's workload. It also helps the heart pump more effectively, which can improve overall heart health.
What does it treat?
Ramipril is a treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It also improves the heart's ability to pump blood. So it can be prescribed to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with specific heart-related problems.
What forms does it come in?
Ramipril is available in different forms, including tablets and capsules you take by mouth. Follow your licensed health provider’s instructions on which form and dosage you should take for your specific medical condition.
Ramipril vs. Altace
Ramipril is the generic name for Altace—a brand-name version of the same drug. Both drugs contain the same active ingredient and work in the same way to treat conditions like high blood pressure and heart problems.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Ramipril 10 mg (30 capsules) start at $4.00.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Ramipril 10 mg (30 capsules)*
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Ramipril (Generic Altace) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Ramipril (Generic Altace)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack
- Protects the kidneys
- Improves heart function
- Reduces the risk of death from heart disease
Who should not take this medication?
- Those allergic to Ramipril
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ACE inhibitors
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- Those with specific heart valve conditions
- People with a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
- People with a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema
- Those with severe kidney disease or a history of kidney problems
- People who have high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Those who are taking Neprilysin Inhibitors like Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)
- People who are taking Aliskiren, another type of blood pressure medication
If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, low blood pressure (hypotension) or collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma)—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
You take this medication orally, with or without food, usually once or twice daily at the same time each day. For the best results, follow your health provider’s specific instructions.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
Also, please keep in mind that it may take some time for this medication to achieve its full effect in managing your blood pressure. Don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate changes. Continue taking your medication as prescribed, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s almost time for your next dose? Skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Don't take extra medication to make up for the amount you missed.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much Ramipril can lead to symptoms like dizziness and fainting. If you’ve taken too much, immediately call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).
Can I get Ramipril (Generic Altace) online?
Yes! If you’ve already been diagnosed with hypertension and prescribed treatment, Dr. B can help you keep your medications filled with a convenient $15 online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and, if appropriate, send an online prescription refill to the pharmacy of your choice. Please note that we cannot provide an initial Ramipril prescription right now.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Only some people experience side effects when taking Ramipril. They’re often mild and go away when your body adjusts to the medication. Mild side effects include:
- Dry cough
Tell your health provider immediately if you experience severe side effects like muscle weakness, severe swelling that occurs beneath the skin–most commonly in the face, lips, tongue, or throat (angioedema), a slow or irregular heartbeat, changes in the amount or color of your urine, constant nausea or vomiting or severe stomach or abdominal pain. While rare, these may be signs of potassium, liver or kidney problems.
This medication can potentially increase serum potassium levels, so it's important to keep an eye on your potassium levels when taking this medication. It's best to consult a healthcare provider for routine checks. It's a simple step that can help ensure your treatment's effectiveness and safety.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.