Ramipril (Altace®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is approved for a number of uses, such as:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Reducing the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death from cardiovascular causes
- Treating congestive heart failure after a heart attack.
Available in the form of a tablet, ramipril comes in four strengths and is generally taken once or twice a day. Most people are able to take it without any problems, but side effects are possible and may include things like cough, headache, and dizziness.
(To learn more about how to take this medication, as well as how it works and who can use it, click Ramipril.)