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Brand name: Prilace

Prilace contains the active ingredient ramipril. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Prilace is used to treat high blood pressure, some heart conditions (such as heart failure and heart attack) and certain kidney problems. It can also be used prevent further problems in people with heart or blood vessel disease, or diabetes.

Prilace belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels to help improve the blood flow around your body.

Prilace comes as a tablet and capsule. It should be swallowed whole with plenty of fluid. You can take it with or without food.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ramipril

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Prilace 5 mg uncoated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off-white, oval shaped tablet, with scoreline on one side and "RP5" on the other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 Tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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