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- What is ramipril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for ramipril?
- Is ramipril available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ramipril?
- What are the side effects of ramipril?
- What is the dosage for ramipril?
- Is ramipril safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ramipril?
What is the dosage for ramipril?
The usual dose of ramipril for hypertension is 2.5-20 mg a day as a single dose or two divided doses. Patients taking diuretics or who have reduced kidney function may require lower doses. Heart failure is initially treated with 1.25-2.5 mg twice daily then titrated up to 10 mg once daily or 5 mg twice daily. The dose for preventing heart attacks and strokes is 2.5-10 mg daily.
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