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Brand name: Ramipril (AN) TM

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. ,? Post MI heart failure ,? Prevention of progressive renal failure in patients with persistent proteinuria in excess of 1 g/day. ,? For 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. ,? For reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death or revascularization procedures in diabetic patients 55 years or more with one or more of the following risk factors: systolic blood pressure >160mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >90mmHg (or on antihypertensive treatment); total cholesterol >5.2mmol/L; HDL cholesterol <0.9mmol/L; current smoker; known microalbuminuria; any evidence of previous vascular disease.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light yellow to yellow coloured flat faced bevel edged, round uncoated tablet debossed with 'H' & '18' separated by score line on one side and plain on other side

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

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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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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