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Because ramipril lowers blood pressure, it can reduce the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). For those with congestive heart failure, relaxing the blood vessels makes it easier for the heart to pump.
Ramipril has also been proven to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death in high-risk patients over the age 55.

When and How Do I Take Ramipril?

The following are some general considerations for those taking this medication:
  • Ramipril comes in capsule form. It is generally taken once a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions.
  • You can take it with or without food.
  • Ramipril should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of ramipril your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Ramipril Dosing for more information about dosing for ramipril.)

Drug Interactions With Ramipril

Ramipril can potentially interact with a number of other medicines.
(Click Ramipril Drug Interactions for more information.)
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