Your healthcare provider may prescribe Altace® (ramipril) if you have high blood pressure or congestive heart failure. This drug may also help reduce the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular causes. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to improve blood flow and improve the efficiency of the heart.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review the safety information on Altace. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical issues you may have, including diabetes, liver disease, or kidney problems.
This drug comes in the form of a capsule and is taken once or twice daily. Although most people tolerate the medicine well, side effects are possible and can include dizziness, headaches, and fatigue.
(For more information on this medication, click Altace. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, including what to expect while using it, what to do if you miss a dose, and whether you can buy it in generic form.)