Are there any risks in taking ramipril?

The risks of taking ramipril include: allergic reactions, especially if you are allergic to enalapril, lisinopril, benazepril and other drugs ending in -pril. Ramipril should never be given to children or used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, as it could cause kidney damage in young children and be extremely dangerous to fetuses. If you are taking other medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin and ibuprofen), diuretics, diabetes medications, lithium and medications or supplements containing potassium, ramipril may make them more or less effective, or could become more or less effective itself. You may have complications if you suffer from angioedema, lupus, diabetes, scleroderma or heart, kidney or liver disease. Discuss your medical history carefully with your doctor before you are prescribed ramipril. If you become dehydrated while taking ramipril, fainting may occur, so be sure to drink plenty of water.

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