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Ramipril Side Effects

Common Side Effects in People With Congestive Heart Failure

Ramipril also has been studied extensively in clinical trials for people with congestive heart failure. The most common side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people with heart failure following a recent heart attack) were:
 
  • Extremely low blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Vomiting
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo).
     

Rare Ramipril Side Effects

Rare side effects with ramipril occur in less than 1 percent of people. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are caused by the medication or something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling under the skin (angioedema)
  • Hepatitis
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle tenderness or pain (myalgia).
     

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the ramipril side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know if you will have side effects with a drug you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects during treatment. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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