What is Ramipril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Altace Apo-Ramipril Sandoz-Ramipril Show all

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See also: Ramipril-hydrochlorothiazide

Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that is used alone or in combination with diuretics for hypertension and to reduce risk of heart attack an stroke in high risk patients. It may also be used for heart failure and to reduce heart problems in diabetics with hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 152 87
Elevated blood pressure 89 52
Congestive heart failure 16 1
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 4 0
Diabetes type 2 3 0

Show all 22 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 14
Mild 25
None 71

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ramipril

Side effect Patients
Dry cough 6
Headaches 2
Persistent cough 2
Sedation 2
Balance problems 1
Blurry vision 1

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ramipril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 20
5 mg daily 15
2.5 mg daily 7
1.25 mg daily 3
5 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ramipril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 27
Side effects too severe 22
Other 7
Did not seem to work 5
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 52 patients who've stopped taking Ramipril

Duration

Currently taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 97
Usually 15
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 91
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 5
< $25 67
Not specified 46

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ramipril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Lisinopril (Zestril) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Enalapril (Vasotec) 1
Nifedipine (Procardia XL) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ramipril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Losartan (Cozaar) 4
Irbesartan (Avapro) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1
Telmisartan (Micardis) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Ramipril

Dec 20, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking the medication because I ran out of pills and didn't refill it. I think my blood pressure is higher since I stopped taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stop taking Altace about a year and a half ago and no change in blood pressure.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Aug 20, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 21, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 16, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry cough)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: coughing a problem, got worse with increased dosage
Side effects: dry cough

  • 0 helpful marks
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