Ramipril is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. If you have been taking Ramipril for more than three months, you can obtain your prescription and tablets from Zava without having to see your GP.
To order Ramipril online, place your order and answer the questions on our questionnaire. Our doctor will review your information and issue a prescription, provided Ramipril is suitable for you.
Free standard delivery FREE Estimated Delivery: 28-31st March We dispatch orders every day from Monday to Friday. If placed before 4pm, your order will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be processed and sent out the next working day. Next Day Click & Collect FREE Collection: 27th March Collect your order from any Royal Mail post office. You will receive an email or SMS as soon as your order is ready for collection. Your order will be available to collect from the Post Office for up to 18 days. Proof of Identification will be required for collection. Next Day Express delivery £3.99 Estimated Delivery: 27th March by 1pm If placed before 4pm, your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. Orders placed after 4pm are processed and sent out the next day and delivered the day after. You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.
3 month course
3 x 28 capsule(s) / 1.25 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 capsule(s) / 2.5 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 capsule(s) / 5 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 capsule(s) / 10 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 tablet(s) / 1.25 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 tablet(s) / 2.5 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 tablet(s) / 5 mg - £19.99
3 x 28 tablet(s) / 10 mg - £19.99
6 month course
6 x 28 capsule(s) / 1.25 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 capsule(s) / 2.5 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 capsule(s) / 5 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 capsule(s) / 10 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 tablet(s) / 1.25 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 tablet(s) / 2.5 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 tablet(s) / 5 mg - £24.99
6 x 28 tablet(s) / 10 mg - £24.99
How to take Ramipril
You should take your Ramipril tablet at the same time each day for maximum effectiveness. It does not matter whether you take Ramipril with food or not, but make sure you swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water.
The active ingredient in Ramipril is ramipril. The other ingredients are hypromellose, pregelatinised maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose and sodium stearyl fumarate. The 2.5mg tablets also contain yellow ferric oxide (E172). The 5mg tablets also contain red ferric oxide (E172).
1.25, 2.5, 5 and 10mg tablets are available. You will usually be advised to start off by taking one 1.25 or 2.5mg tablet per day. Your doctor may consequently alter your dosage depending on how the treatment is working.
If you miss a dosage, just skip the missed dose and continue your treatment plan as normal.
If you overdose you should seek medical assistance immediately: do not drive to a hospital yourself.
You should take no more than 10mg a day.
Common side effects
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Dry, tickly cough
- Stomach pain and diarrhoea
- Skin rashes
- Chest pain
- Blood tests showing higher potassium levels than normal
Ramipril is a high blood pressure treatment, thereby reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients as well. In addition, it can help improve survival rates of heart failure/heart surgery patients.
Ramipril is one of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It decreases the concentration of chemicals which cause the blood vessels to tighten. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly through the body so the heart can pump blood efficiently: this helps to reduce blood pressure.
Nothing in your diet should interact with Ramipril and alter how it works. However, high blood pressure is often caused by a diet high in salts, fats and cholesterol: your doctor may advise you to improve your diet so that you can get the best out of your treatment.
Yes, but only in moderation. Drinking whilst taking Ramipril can exacerbate any feelings of light headedness and dizziness. Also, alcohol and Ramipril can have additive effects; this is equivalent to taking more Ramipril than required.
1mg and 10mg tablets are white, 2.5mg tablets are yellowish and 5mg tablets are a pale red. The tablets are marked with the dosage.
Some painkillers and indigestion remedies can affect the way in which Ramipril works. Therefore, you should talk to Zava or to your GP before taking any painkillers.
Many patients find that the first dose of Ramipril can make them feel dizzy. This means it is a good idea to take your treatment in the evening, at least to start off with.
Altace, Tritace or Triapin (ramipril with felodipine)
Obviously you have to have been prescribed Ramipril to take it. It is advised that anyone under 18 should not take Ramipril: the safety of this treatment has not been assessed in this age range. Ramipril has been tested in the over 65s age range. It is equally as effective at this age, but patients may experience increased sensitivity to the treatment.
- You have an allergic reaction (swelling of the face, eyelids and lips, itchiness, redness and difficulty breathing)
- You have a severe skin reaction to Ramipril
- Balance problems (vertigo)
- Changes in taste
- Sleep problems
- Blocked nose, difficulty breathing or worsening of asthma
- A swelling in the gut “intestinal angioedema”: diarrhoea and vomiting
- Increased sweating
- Appetite loss
- Urinating more frequently than normal
- Increased/irregular heart beats
- Swollen arms or legs (water retention)
- Blurred vision
- Joint pains
- Blurred vision
- Reduced sexual desire
- Increased eosinophila (a type of white blood cell) count
- Blood tests showing changes to the way the liver and kidneys work
- Feeling shaky or confused
- Red, swollen tongue
- Severe flaking or peeling of the skin
- Nail problems
- Blotches on the skin
- Red, itchy and swollen eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Feeling week
- Changes to platelet and red blood cell counts
In very rare cases, patients may become more sensitive to the sun.
- Swollen mouth
- Poor concentration
- Blood tests showing too few blood cells or less sodium in the blood than usual
- Breast enlargement in men
- Impaired reactions
- Hair loss
- Changes in sense of smell
- Burning sensation
- Raynaud’s (very cold extremities)
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in Ramipril
- You are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor
- You have ever had a serious allergic reaction called “angioedema”: symptoms include hives, swelling, red marks on the skin, swelling of the face and difficulty breathing and swallowing
- You are having dialysis or another blood filtration treatment
- You have kidney problems due to reduced blood supply to the kidney
- You are in your last six months of pregnancy
- Your blood pressure is very low
- You are under 18
- You have heart, kidney or liver problems
- You have lost a lot of body fluid (from dehydration, low salt diuretics, dialysis, diarrhoea or vomiting)
- You are going to take anaesthetic (for surgery)
- You have high potassium levels in the blood
- You have a collagen vascular disease such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus
- You think you are pregnant
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Medicines for treatment of low blood pressure, shock, cardiac failure, asthma or allergies like ephedrine, noradrenaline and adrenaline
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin
- Medicines for cancer (chemotherapy)
- Medicines that stop rejection after transplants; immunosuppressants such as ciclosporin
- Diuretics like furosemide
- Procainamide for heart rhythm problems
- Allopurinol (decreases the level of uric acid in your blood)
- Steroid anti-inflammatory medicines such as prednisolone
- Medicines to increase the amount of potassium in the blood such as spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, potassium salts and heparin
- Oral glucose medicines used by diabetics (Ramipril may lower your blood sugar levels)
- Lithium (for mental health problems)
You should not take Ramipril during the first three months of pregnancy. You must not take it during the last 6 months of pregnancy.
You may feel dizzy while you take Ramipril. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive or operate machinery.
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High Blood Pressure Treatment
In order to avoid related health risks, your blood pressure needs to be kept within the normal range. Because of this, you shouldn’t miss doses of your blood pressure treatment if possible. You reorder your treatment quickly and conveniently from Zava, to avoid running out.