- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Altace* used for?
Generic for Altace* (Ramipril) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. It belongs to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors, which reduces the chances of heart attack and stroke, improves survival after a heart attack, and prevents kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Altace*?
The dosage of Generic for Altace* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take Generic for Altace* with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Altace*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Altace* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Altace*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Altace*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are fainting, severe dizziness or light-headedness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Altace*?
- Potassium chloride
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Altace*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Altace*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Altace* can interact with gold injections meant for treating arthritis, potassium supplements, diuretics, high blood pressure medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, heart medications, and salt substitutes containing potassium.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Altace*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Altace* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Altace* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Altace* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Altace* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Altace* may cause insomnia, cough, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, impotence, rash, nausea, and vomiting. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are uneven heartbeats, difficulty breathing, body aches, light-headedness, fainting, rapid weight gain, and symptoms of flu. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Altace*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Altace*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic Altace* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic Altace*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic Altace*?
How will Generic Altace* work in my body?
How should Generic Altace* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic Altace* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Altace*, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, or kidney disease. Also, consult your doctor if you intend to breast-feed your baby. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy. Caution needs to be exercised when driving, operating machinery, or performing any other hazardous activities, as Generic for Altace* may cause dizziness or drowsiness.