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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Altace?

While you're taking Altace (ramipril) for high blood pressure, you should call your doctor immediately if you think you may be having an allergic reaction. Symptoms of a severe reaction include swelling in your face, tongue, throat, lips, eyes, hands, feet or lower legs and trouble breathing or swallowing.

Also call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:
  • yellow skin or eyes
  • signs of infection, including a fever and sore throat
  • feeling lightheaded and/or fainting
Altace can also cause less serious side effects, including headache, dizziness, tiredness and a dry cough. Tell your doctor about any symptoms that you have while taking this medication that get worse or don't go away.

You should also call your doctor if you think you may be pregnant. Altace may cause severe birth defects or even death to a developing fetus. If you find out you are pregnant while taking Altace, you should stop taking it right away and talk to your doctor about alternatives.

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