Drug Class: What is Altace and why is it prescribed?
Drug Drug Mechanism: How does Altace work?
Dosage: How should you take Altace?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Altace
Special information on Altace
Possible side effects of Altace
|Drug Class: What is Altace and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Altace 5 mg is ramipril and is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Generic Altace 5 mg is effective when used alone or in combination with other high
blood pressure medications, especially thiazide-type water pills (diuretics).
|Drug Drug Mechanism: How does Altace work?|
Generic Altace 5 mg, ramipril belongs in a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors which are used for treating high blood pressure and heart failure and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes.
Other ACE inhibitors are enalapril (Vasotec), quinapril (Accupril), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), benazepril (Lotensin), lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil), moexipril (Univasc) and trandolapril (Mavik). ACE (Generic
|Dosage: How should you take Altace?|
Take Generic Altace 5 mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you have difficulty swallowing the Generic Altace 5 mg capsule, you can sprinkle the Generic Altace 5 mg capsule contents on a small amount (about 4 ounces) of applesauce, or mix the contents with 4 ounces of water or apple juice. Be sure to eat or drink the entire mixture so that you get the full Generic Altace 5 mg dose of the drug. You can prepare the mixture ahead of time; it will keep for 24 hours at room temperature or 48 hours in
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Altace|
If Generic Altace 5 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could
be increased, decreased, or altered.
|Special information on Altace|
When used during the second and third trimesters, Generic Altace 5 mg can lead to birth defects, prematurity, and death in developing and newborn babies. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and are taking Generic Altace 5 mg, Generic Altace 5 mg should be discontinued as soon as possible. Contact your doctor immediately.
Generic Altace 5 mg may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Generic Altace 5 mg medication is essential to your health, your doctor
|Possible side effects of Altace|
Generic Altace 5 mg, Ramipril generally is well tolerated, and side effects from Generic Altace 5 mg are usually mild and transient.
A dry, persistent cough has been reported with the use of Generic Altace 5 mg and other ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the drug.
Other Generic Altace 5 mg side effects include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, rash, dizziness, fatigue, headache, loss of taste, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fainting and numbness
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