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Ramipril

Ramipril medicine is an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor. It is used in the therapy of hypertension and heart failure. It is associated with a low rate of transient serum aminotransferase elevations. It is used as the main active ingredient, which is a dipeptide and active metabolite obtained by hydrolysis of the ethyl ester group. It is indicated for treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It acts as a prodrug, a cardioprotective agent, a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor and a bradykinin receptor B2 agonist.

Class of Drugs – Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor

Molecular Formula – C23H32N2O5

Molecular Weight - 416.5 g/mol

Working: The is an active component, Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor is used to treat high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in the body to reduce the stress on the heart and lowers the blood pressure.

Uses: Given medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Reducing high blood pressure prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Ramipril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. It can be used in high-risk for instance in people with heart disease/diabetes to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It also treats heart failure in people who have had a recent heart attack.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The given active component is used in a popular brand medicines as given below:

  • Altace: 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg

The medication composed of this active ingredient is not recommended in nursing mothers, it may harm nursing baby.