Ramipril 2.5 Mg Tablets

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•    Cramps or pain in your muscles

•    Blood tests showing more potassium than usual in your blood.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)

•    Balance problems (vertigo)

•    Itching and unusual skin sensations such as numbness, tingling, pricking, burning or creeping on yourskin (paraesthesia)

• Loss or change in the way things taste

•    Sleep problems

•    Feeling depressed, anxious, more nervous than usual or restless

•    Blocked nose, difficulty breathing or worsening of asthma

•    A swelling in your gut called “intestinal angioedema” presenting with symptoms like abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea

•    Fleartburn, constipation ordry mouth

•    Passing more water (urine) than usual over the day

• Sweati ng more than usual

• Loss or decrease of appetite (anorexia)

•    Increased or irregular heartbeats, swollen arms and legs. This may be a sign of your body holding onto more water than usual

•    Flushing

•    Blurred vision

•    Paininyourjoints

•    Fever

•    Sexual inability in men, reduced sexual desire in men orwomen

•    An increased number of certain white blood cells (eosinophilia) found during a blood test

•    Blood tests showing changes in the way your liver, pancreasorkidneysareworking.

Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)

•    Feeling shaky orconfused

•    Red and swollen tongue

•    Severe flaking or peeling of the skin, itchy, lumpy rash

•    Nail problem (e.g. loosening or separation of a nail from its bed)

• Skin rash or bruising

• Blotches on yourskin and cold extremities

• Red, itchy, swollen or watery eyes

•    Disturbed hearing and ringing in yourears

•    Feeling weak

•    Blood tests showing a decrease in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets or in the amount of haemoglobin.

Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)

•    Being more sensitive to the sun than usual.

Otherside effects reported:

Please tell your doctor if any of the following gets

serious or lasts longer than a few days.

•    Difficultyconcentrating

•    Swollen mouth

•    Blood tests showing too few blood cells in your blood

•    Blood tests showing less sodium than usual in your blood

•    Fingers and toes changing colour when you are cold and then tingling or feeling painful when you warm up (Raynaud's phenomenon)

•    Breast enlargement in men

•    Slowed or impaired reactions

•    Burning sensation

•    Change in the waythingssmell

•    Flair loss.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. Howto store Ramipril Tablets

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original packaging.

Do not use Ramipril Tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blister or the tablet container. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Medicines should not be disposed via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What Ramipril Tablets contain

• The active substance is ramipril.

The other ingredients are: sodium hydrogen carbonate, lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinised starch and sodium stearyl fumarate. The 2.5 mg and 5mg tablets also contain yellow iron oxide and the 5 mg tablets also contain red iron oxide.

What Ramipril Tablets looks like and contents of the pack

Ramipril 1.25 mg Tablets: white to off white, oval shaped, flat tablets.

Ramipril 2.5 mg Tablets: yellow, oval shaped flat tablets scored on one side and side walls. Marked R2.

Ramipril 5 mg Tablets: pink oval shaped, flat tablets, scored on one side and side walls. Marked R3.

Ramipril 10 mg Tablets: white to off white, oval shaped, flat tablets scored on one side and side walls. Marked R4.

Pack sizes:

The tablets are supplied in blister packs of 7, 14, 21,28,30, 50 and 100.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Morningside Flealthcare Ltd 115 Narborough Road Leicester, LE30PA, UK


Actavis Limited Reykjavikurvegur 78 IS-220 Flafnarfjordur Iceland.

This leafletwas last revised in November 2014.

This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Ramipril 1.25 mg Tablets Ramipril 2.5 mg Tablets Ramipril 5 mg Tablets Ramipril 10 mg Tablets


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information foryou.

•    Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

•    If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

•    This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

•    If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

In this leaflet:

1.    What Ramipril Tablets are and what they are used for

2.    What you need to know before you take Ramipril Tablets

3.    How to take Ramipril Tablets

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store Ramipril Tablets

6.    Contents of the pack and other i nformation

2. What you need to know before you take Ramipril Tablets

1. What Ramipril Tablets are and what they are used for

Ramipril Tablets contain a medicine called ramipril.

This belongs to a group of medicines called ACE

inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme


Ramipril Tablets work by:

•    Decreasing your body's production of substances that could raise your blood pressure

•    Making your blood vessels relax and widen

•    Making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.

Ramipril Tablets can be used:

• To treat high blood pressure (hypertension)

• To reduce the risk of you having a heart attack or stroke

•    To reduce the risk or delay the worsening of kidney problems (whether or not you have diabetes)

•    To treat your heart when it cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body (heart failure)

•    As treatment following heart attack (myocardial infarction) complicated with heart failure.

Do not take Ramipril Tablets:

•    If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ramipril, any other ACE inhibitor medicine or any of the ingredients of Ramipril Tablets listed in section 6.

•    Signs of an allergic reaction may include a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

•    If you have ever had a serious allergic reaction called “angioedema”. The signs include itching, hives (urticaria), red marks on the hands, feet and throat, swelling of the throat and tongue, swelling around the eyes and lips, difficulty breathing and swallowing

•    If you are having dialysis or any other type of blood filtration. Depending on the machine that is used, Ramipril Tablets may not be suitable foryou

•    If you have kidney problems where the blood supply to your kidney is reduced (renal artery stenosis)

•    During the last 6 months of pregnancy (see section below on “Pregnancy and breastfeeding”)

•    If your blood pressure is abnormally low or unstable. Your doctor will need to make this assessment.

•    If you have diabetes or impaired kidney function and you are treated with a blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren.

Do not take Ramipril Tablets if any of the above

apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor

before taking Ramipril Tablets.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before

taking Ramipril Tablets:

•    Ifyou have heart, liverorkidney problems

•    If you have lost a lot of body salts or fluids (through being sick (vomiting), having diarrhoea, sweating more than usual, being on a low salt diet, taking diuretics (water tablets) for a long time or having had dialysis)

•    If you are going to have treatment to reduce your allergy to bee or wasp stings (desensitization)

•    If you are going to receive an anaesthetic. This may be given for an operation or any dental work. You may need to stop your Ramipril Tablets treatment one day beforehand; ask your doctor for advice

•    If you have high amounts of potassium in your blood (shown in blood test results)

•    If you have collagen vascular disease such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus

•    You must tell your doctor if you think that you are (or might become) pregnant. Ramipril Tablets are not recommended in the first 3 months of pregnancy and may cause serious harm to your baby after 3 months of pregnancy, see section “Pregnancy and breast-feeding”.

•    if you are taking any of the following medicines used to treat high blood pressure:

. an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARBs) (also known as sartans - for example valsartan, telmisartan, irbesartan), in particular if you have diabetes-related kidney problems.

. aliskiren

Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and the amount of electrolytes (e.g. potassium) in your blood at regular intervals.

See also information under the heading “Do not take Ramipril Tablets”.


Ramipril Tablets are not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age because there is no information available in this population.

If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor before taking Ramipril Tablets.

Other medicines and Ramipril Tablets

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription (including herbal medicines). This is because Ramipril Tablets can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Ramipril Tablets work.

Please tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines. They can make Ramipril Tablets work less well:

•    Medicines used to relieve pain and inflammation (e.g. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or indometacin and aspirin)

•    Medicines used for the treatment of low blood pressure, shock, cardiac failure, asthma or allergies such as ephedrine, noradrenaline or adrenaline. Your doctor will need to check your blood pressure.

Please tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines. They can increase the chance of getting side effects if you take them with Ramipril Tablets:

•    Medicines used to relieve pain and inflammation (e.g. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or indometacin and aspirin)

•    Medicines for cancer (chemotherapy)

•    Medicines to stop the rejection of organs after a transplant such as ciclosporin

•    Diuretics (water tablets) such as furosemide

•    Medicines which can increase the amount of potassium in your blood such as spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, potassium salts and heparin (for thinning blood)

•    Steroid medicines for inflammation such as prednisolone

•    Allopurinol (used to lower the uric acid in your blood)

•    Procainamide (for heart rhythm problems).

Your doctor may need to change your dose and/or to take other precautions:

•    If you are taking an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or aliskiren (see also information under the headings “Do not take Ramipril Tablets” and “Warnings and precautions”).

Please tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines. They may be affected by Ramipril Tablets:

•    Medicines for diabetes such as oral glucose lowering medicines and insulin. Ramipril Tablets may lower your blood sugar amounts. Check your blood sugar amounts closely while taking Ramipril Tablets

•    Lithium (for mental health problems). Ramipril Tablets may increase the amount of lithium in your blood. Your lithium amount will need to be closely checked by your doctor.

If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor before taking Ramipril Tablets.

Taking Ramipril Tablets with food and alcohol

•    Drinking alcohol with Ramipril Tablets may make you feel dizzy or light-headed. If you are concerned about how much you can drink while you are taking Ramipril Tablets, discuss this with your doctor as medicines used to reduce blood pressure and alcohol can have additive effects.

•    Ramipril Tablets may be taken with or without food.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

You must tell your doctor if you think thatyou are (or might become) pregnant.

You should not take Ramipril Tablets in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and you must not take them at all after the 13th week as their use during pregnancy may possibly be harmful to the baby.

If you become pregnant while on Ramipril Tablets, tell your doctor immediately. A switch to a suitable alternative treatment should be carried out in advance of a planned pregnancy.

You should not take Ramipril Tablets if you are breast-feeding.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

You may feel dizzy while taking Ramipril Tablets. This is more likely to happen when you start taking Ramipril Tablets or start taking a higher dose. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Ramipril Tablets

Contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor thatyou have an intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3. Howto take Ramipril Tablets

If you forget to take Ramipril Tablets

•    If you miss a dose, take your normal dose when it is next due.

•    Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Always take Ramipril Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Taking this medicine

•    Take this medicine by mouth at the same time of the day each day.

•    Swallow the tablets with liquid.

•    Do not crush or chew the tablets.

How much to take

Treatment of high blood pressure

•    The usual starting dose is 1.25 mg or 2.5 mg once daily.

•    Your doctor will adjust the amount you take until your blood pressure is controlled.

•    The maximum dose is 10 mg once daily.

•    If you are already taking diuretics (water tablets), your doctor may stop or reduce the amount of the diuretic you take before beginning treatment with Ramipril Tablets.

To reduce the risk of you having a heart attack or stroke

•    The usual starting dose is 2.5 mg once daily.

•    Your doctor may then decide to increase the amount you take.

•    The usual dose is 10 mg once daily.

Treatment to reduce or delay the worsening of kidney problems

•    You may be started on a dose of 1.25 mg or 2.5 mg once daily.

•    Your doctor will adjust the amount you are taking.

• The usual dose is 5 mg or 10 mg once daily.

Treatment of heart failure

•    The usual starting dose is 1.25 mg once daily.

• Your doctor will adjust the amount you take.

•    The maximum dose is 10 mg daily. Two administrations per day are preferable.

Treatment after you have had a heart attack

•    The usual starting dose is 1.25 mg once daily to 2.5 mg twice daily.

• Your doctor will adjust the amount you take.

•    The usual dose is 10 mg daily. Two administrations per day are preferable.


Your doctor will reduce the initial dose and adjust your treatment more slowly.

If you take more Ramipril Tablets than you should

Tell a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Do not drive to the hospital, get somebody else to take you or call for an ambulance. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Ramipril Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Ramipril Tablets and see a doctor straight away, if you notice any of the following serious side effects - you may need urgent medical treatment:

•    Swelling of the face, lipsorthroatwhichmakeit difficult to swallow or breathe, as well as itching and rashes. This could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction to Ramipril Tablets.

•    Severe skin reactions including rash, ulcers in your mouth, worsening of a pre-existing skin disease, reddening, blistering or detachment of skin (such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis or erythema multiform).

Tell your doctor immediately if you experience:

•    Faster heart rate, uneven or forceful heartbeat (palpitations), chest pain, tightness in your chest or more serious problems including heart attack and stroke

•    Shortness of breath or a cough. These could be signs of lung problems

•    Bruising more easily, bleeding for longer than normal, any sign of bleeding (e.g. bleeding from the gums), purple spots blotching on the skin or getting infections more easily than usual, sore throat and fever, feeling tired, faint, dizzy or having pale skin. These can be signs of blood or bone marrow problems

•    Severe stomach pain which may reach through to your back. This could be a sign of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

•    Fever, chills, tiredness, loss of appetite, stomach pain, feeling sick, yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice). These can be signs of liver problems such as hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) or liver damage.

Other side effects include:

Please tell your doctor if any of the following gets serious or lasts longer than a few days.

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)

•    Fleadacheorfeeling tired

•    Feeling dizzy. This is more likely to happen when you start taking Ramipril Tablets or start taking a higher dose

•    Fainting, hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure), especially when you stand or sit up quickly

•    Dry tickly cough, inflammation of your sinuses (sinusitis) or bronchitis, shortness of breath

•    Stomach or gut pain, diarrhoea, indigestion, feeling or being sick

•    Skin rash with or without raised area

•    Chest pain