Altace (Ramipril) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Altace is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and lower the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death from heart failure. Altace is also known by its drug name, Ramipril.

Altace is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE inhibitors are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.

How do I take it?
Altace is generally taken once daily.

Altace comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Altace lists common side effects including headache, fatigue, dizziness, and cough.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Altace include angioedema, liver failure, renal impairment, blood disorders, anaphylaxis, and fetal toxicity.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to ACE inhibitors during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Altace – Pfizer

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