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Active ingredients: ramipril
What it is used for
Treatment of hypertension. Data are currently not available to support the use of ramipril in renovascular hypertension. Postmyocardial infarction heart failure. Prevention of progressive renal failure in patients with persistent proteinuria in excess of 1 g/day. Reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death or the need for revascularisation procedures in patients 55 years of age or more who have clinical evidence of coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease. Reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death or revascularisation procedures in diabetic patients 55 years or more with one or more of the following risk factors: systolic blood pressure above 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg (or on antihypertensive treatment); total cholesterol above 5.2mmol/L: HDL cholesterol less than 0.9mmol/L; current smoker; known microalbuminuria; any evidence of previous vascular disease.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Protect from Light
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ramipril
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems