Altace (Ramipril) is an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure. Altace (Ramipril) may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Generally, adverse reactions have been mild and transient, and do not require discontinuation of therapy. The most frequently reported adverse reactions are nausea, dizziness and headache.
Cardiovascular: Symptomatic hypotension accompanied by dizziness, weakness and nausea may occur after the initial dose of Ramipril and after an increase in the dose of Ramipril. It has been rarely observed, but may occur in severely salt/volume-depleted patients such as those treated with diuretics, patients on dialysis and in patients with severe congestive heart failure. Syncope has also been observed rarely.
Myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident possibly secondary to severe hypotension in high risk patients, chest pain, palpitations, rhythm disturbances, angina pectoris may occur.
Renal: Treatment with Ramipril may impair renal function.
Gastrointestinal: Treatment with Ramipril may be associated with symptoms in the digestive tract, e.g. dryness of the mouth, irritation or inflammation of the oral mucosa, digestive disturbances, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting, (gastritis-like) stomach pain, upper abdominal discomfort (sometimes with increased levels of pancreatic enzymes), increases in hepatic enzymes and/or serum bilirubin, jaundice due to impaired excretion of bile pigment (cholestatic jaundice), other forms of impaired liver function, and hepatitis.
Pancreatitis has been reported rarely in patients treated with ACE inhibitors; in some cases this has proved fatal.
Allergic: Hypersensitivity reactions accompanied by pruritus, rash, shortness of breath and sometimes fever may occur, but usually resolve spontaneously after withdrawal of Ramipril.
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