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Brand name: Ramipril (Chemmart) 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 revascularisation procedures in diabetic patients 55 years or more with one or more of the following risk factors: systolic blood pressure > 160 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mm Hg (or on antihypertensive treatment); total cholesterol > 5.2 mmol/L; HDL cholesterol < 0.9 mmol/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

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

Visual appearance

orange cap & white body imprinted with APO 2.5 in black ink

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Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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