December 21, 2014
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Sandoz Ramipril

(ramipril (generics))

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02291398 SANDOZ RAMIPRIL 1.25MG TABLET
02291401 SANDOZ RAMIPRIL 2.5MG TABLET
02291428 SANDOZ RAMIPRIL 5MG TABLET
02291436 SANDOZ RAMIPRIL 10MG TABLET

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How does Sandoz Ramipril work? What will it do for me?

Ramipril belongs to the class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure, alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics (water pills). It works by relaxing and opening blood vessels to lower blood pressure.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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How should I use Sandoz Ramipril?

The recommended adult dose of ramipril ranges from 2.5 mg to 20 mg daily in 1 or 2 divided doses, depending on the dose and individual circumstances such as your response to the medication.

To treat high blood pressure, the usual starting dose for people not using diuretics (water pills) is 2.5 mg once daily. The dose is usually increased according to need every 2 weeks. The usual dose range is 2.5 mg to 10 mg daily. For people using diuretics, your doctor may start with a lower dose of 1.25 mg daily or ask you to stop using the diuretic for 2 or 3 days before starting ramipril.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Sandoz Ramipril come in?

1.25 mg
Each white, oblong, flat tablet, debossed "R" and "1.25" on the same side contains ramipril 1.25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sodium stearyl fumarate.

2.5 mg
Each white, oblong, flat tablet, debossed "R" and "2.5" on the same side contains ramipril 2.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sodium stearyl fumarate.

5 mg
Each white, oblong, flat tablet, debossed "R" and "5" on the same side contains ramipril 5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sodium stearyl fumarate.

10 mg
Each white, oblong, flat tablet, debossed "R" and "10" on the same side contains ramipril 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sodium stearyl fumarate.

Who should NOT take Sandoz Ramipril?

Do not take ramipril if you:

  • are allergic to ramipril, or any other ACE inhibitor, or any ingredients of the medication
  • are breast-feeding
  • are pregnant
  • have had angioedema (a serious allergic reaction which causes the area around the throat and tongue to swell)
  • have low blood pressure
  • have narrowing of the blood vessels to the kidneys

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