Ramipril is mainly used to control high blood pressure (hypertension). It is used to treat heart failure, to improve survival after heart attack and to prevent stroke. Ramipril is also used to treat various kidney diseases.
How it works
Ramipril belongs to a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors), Ramipril inhibits the chemical ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme). As a result, there is relaxation of blood vessels leading to a fall in blood pressure which makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
Common side effects
Breathing difficulties, Hoarseness, Dizziness, Cough, Allergic reactions like swelling of face, Feeling sick or vomiting, Upset stomach, A feeling of weakness, Andheadache, Excessive tiredness