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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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