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||BRAND NAME : Altace
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Ramipril
Altace, Tritace Uses:
Altace is used in the treatment of blood hypertension. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other blood hypertension medications, especially thiazide-type water pills (diuretics). Altace works by preventing the conversion of a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I into a more potent substance that increases salt and water retention in your body. It also enhances blood flow in your circulatory system. It is a member of the group of drugs called ACE inhibitors.
Altace is also prescribed to reduce the chances of heart attack, stroke, and heart-related death in people 55 years or older who are in danger of such an event. Typical candidates include those who suffer from coronary artery disease, poor circulation, stroke, or diabetes and have at least one other risk factor, such as blood hypertension, high cholesterol levels, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, or cigarette smoking.
If you do suffer a heart attack and develop heart failure, Altace can be prescribed to prevent the condition from getting worse.
Altace, Tritace Dosage:
Adults : As a precaution, your doctor may have you take the first dose of Altace in his office. To reduce the risk of a severe drop in blood pressure, the dosage of any diuretic you're taking should be reduced or, if possible, eliminated.
Altace, Tritace Contraindications :
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Altace, or if you have a history of swelling of the face, tongue, or throat while taking similar drugs such as Capoten, Vasotec, and Zestril, you should not take this medication. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.
Altace, Tritace Side Effects:
More common side effects of Altace, Tritace may include : Cough (in people with blood hypertension); cough, dizziness, low blood pressure (in people with congestive heart failure)
Altace, Tritace Overdose:
Symptoms of low blood pressure are likely to be the primary warning of an Altace overdose.
Altace, Tritace Missed dose:
If you forget to take a dose of Altace, Tritace, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Altace, Tritace Storage:
Store Altace, Tritace at room temperature in a tightly closed container.
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