How can I minimize the side effects of Altace?

You can minimize the potential side effects of Altace (ramipril) by taking it as prescribed. Follow your doctor's directions, especially about checking your blood pressure.

You should also discuss with your doctor any other medications and supplements you are taking. This can reduce the risk of interactions. Also tell your doctor about any allergies you have to this drug or other medications, as well as other allergies, including allergies to insect venom (bee stings).

You should have your kidney function tested before taking this drug. Drink adequate fluids, especially if you are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating. If you're taking Altace, becoming dehydrated may make your blood pressure fall too low, which can cause light-headedness and fainting.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

How do ACE inhibitors treat heart attacks?
Anjan Gupta, MDAnjan Gupta, MD
Heart attack is caused by rupture of cholesterol plaque in the blood vessels of the heart leading to...
More Answers
What are ACE inhibitor drugs for diabetes management?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Lowering blood pressure by taking an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor reduces the risk ...
More Answers
Do ACE inhibitors have any drug interactions?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking the following drugs, ACE inhibitors can lead to side effects and should be avoided...
More Answers
What are ACE inhibitor drugs for heart failure management?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are recommended for all people with systolic heart fa...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.