What is ramipril?

Ramipril is the active ingredient in a medication for hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also sometimes used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people with hypertension. Ramipril helps relax blood vessels by blocking a enzyme process that creates a strong constrictor. It is in a group called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

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Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ramipril works to open up the blood vessels, thereby reducing blood pressure. It blocks an enzyme called angiotensin which causes blood vessels to constrict. Other medicines in this group are enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril, fosinopril, quanapril, perindopril, benazepril and trandolapril. Their trade names can change from country to country, but they all end with "pril." They are a very good choice especially if you have diabetes and heart disease. They protect your kidneys from both high blood pressure and diabetes.

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