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3 month course of Ramipril

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Ramipril

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Ramipril is a blood pressure medication. It belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors, which lower blood pressure. Superdrug Online Doctor offers a convenient and fast repeat prescription service for Ramipril. One of our doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment. 

Please note, that we can only treat patients who have been taking Ramipril for at least three months. Once our doctor has approved your prescription, the Superdrug Online Pharmacy dispenses and posts your medication. 

Ramipril - 3 month from £19.99
Ramipril - 3 month from £24.99

1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg tablets available - Prices include prescription and delivery.

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Treatment with Ramipril

What is Ramipril?

How Ramipril works

Ramipril is a medication used to treat blood pressure. It is also prescribed for the treatment of heart failure. Ramipril can be taken as a standalone treatment or in combination with certain other blood pressure lowering medication (your GP will tell you which medications to take). It is an ACE inhibitor, which means that it lowers your blood pressure levels by inhibiting a particular mechanism in your body, which converts the hormone angiotensin into angiotensin II. Angiotensin II increases your blood pressure. Taking an ACE inhibitor such as Ramipril prevents that angiotensin II is produced, which means that your blood pressure is lowered. Ramipril is taken on a daily basis and it reduces your risk of dangerous conditions such as stroke and heart attack.

Ramipril needs to be prescribed by your GP, who will monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. You can use Superdrug Online Doctor to obtain a repeat course of your treatment without having to visit your GP. You still need to see your GP for regular checkups to ensure that your blood pressure remains under control.

Taking Ramipril

Who can take Ramipril?

You can only take Ramipril if your GP has prescribed it. Your GP will establish whether you can take Ramipril. Patients who are taking other medications and patients who suffer from certain medical conditions may not be able to take Ramipril.

You need to take your Ramipril tablets as your doctor has prescribed them. Ramipril needs to be taken at the same time every day, with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. You must not crush the tablet or chew it. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

Your GP will tell you which dosage you require. When you start taking Ramipril, your dosage will gradually be increased. The usual dose is 10mg per day. If you are already taking medication for high blood pressure, your GP may decide to adjust the dosage of your other medication.

Do not take Ramipril if you:

  • are allergic to Ramipril or any other ingredient in Ramipril tablets
  • have ever suffered an allergic reaction called angioedema 
  • are having dialysis
  • suffer from kidney problems
  • are more than three months pregnant
  • have very low blood pressure or unstable blood pressure

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have recently lost a lot of fluids or salt due to sickness (for example vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive sweating or medication)
  • are undergoing desensitisation therapy for an allergy
  • are going to receive an anesthetic (for example because you are due to have an operation) 
  • have high levels of potassium in your blood
  • suffer from scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus
  • are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding

Ramipril Side Effects

Seek medical help immediately if you experience:

  • swellings of the face or throat
  • breathing problems
  • itchy rash
  • worsening of an existing skin problem
  • mouth ulcers
  • peeling or blistering of your skin
  • faster heart rate, palpitations, uneven heartbeat
  • heart attack or stroke
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • increased tendency to bruise
  • bleeding, getting infections or sore throat more frequently
  • feeling dizzy or faint
  • pale skin
  • severe stomach pain
  • yellowing of skin and eyes
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling sick
  • fever and chills

Common Side Effects

  • headache and tiredness
  • dizziness (particularly common in the beginning of the treatment)
  • low blood pressure and fainting
  • dry cough
  • inflammation of the sinuses, bronchitis
  • stomach problems such as diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea and being sick
  • skin rash
  • chest pain
  • muscle pain and cramps
  • increased potassium levels in your blood

Uncommon Side Effects

  • problems with your balance (vertigo)
  • changes in your ability to taste
  • sleep problems
  • itching, tingling or numbness of your skin
  • depression, anxiety and restlessness
  • nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, worsening of asthma
  • visual disturbances
  • fever
  • joint pain
  • decrease in sexual desire (in men and women)
  • flushing
  • erectile problems
  • loss of appetite
  • unusual sweating
  • frequent urination
  • intestinal angioedema (a swelling in your gut which causes abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting)
  • dry mouth, heartburn and constipation
  • irregular heartbeat
  • swellings in your arms and legs (due to water retention) 
  • abnormal blood test results (may show an increased number of white blood cells or changes in your kidney, pancreas and liver function)

Please read the Ramipril patient information for a full list of all known side effects.

Drug Interactions

Ramipril tablets interact with some medications. This includes:

  • painkillers and anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen, indomethacin and aspirin
  • ephedrine, noradrenaline and adrenaline (used to treat hypertension, asthma, allergies and heart problems)
  • certain medicines used to treat cancer
  • ciclosporin (given to prevent the rejection of organs after a transplantation)
  • some diuretics (water tablets)
  • steroid anti inflammatories such as prednisolone
  • medicines which increase your blood levels of potassium (such as spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, potassium salts and heparin)
  • lithium (used to treat mental health problems)
  • medicines used to treat diabetes
  • Procainamide, a medication used to treat heart rhythm problems
  • Allopurinol, used to lower uric acid in your blood

Drinking alcohol during your treatment with Ramipril may make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. If you are unsure whether you can drink alcohol and how much you can drink, ask your GP for advice.