Ramipril is a drug that is generally used for treating congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. It works by helping to block an enzyme that normally causes blood vessels to narrow. By blocking this enzyme, ramipril causes blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure. The medication comes as a capsule generally taken once a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions. A few of the drug's common side effects include fatigue, body weakness, dizziness, and headache.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with ramipril. Not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your doctor.
Common ramipril side effects include, but are not limited to:
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