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Ramipril is classified as an angiotensin converting enzyme or ACE inhibitor medical treatment. This is particularly used to lower high blood pressure. The main effect of Ramipril is to relax the blood vessels, reducing the amount of pressure on the heart.

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UK Meds asked our favorite doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen, to explain High Blood Pressure. Below is what he has to say.

High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, is when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. You will see your blood pressure written as two numbers, the average reading being 120 over 80. Now the first number represents the pressure of your blood as your heart is contracting. The second number is the pressure when the heart is relaxed, in between beats.

High blood pressure is diagnosed when repeated readings are consistently over 140 over 90. It's estimated that over one in three adults have high blood pressure, but because it doesn't cause any symptoms most don't realize they have it. Failing to treat hypertension can be dangerous as it increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. It can also lead to kidney failure and peripheral artery disease. These are much less likely to occur if hypertension is properly managed.

There are also prescription medicines which are very effective at lowering blood pressure, and these are available at UK Meds.

- Dr. Christian Jessen

The video and article above is for information purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose a condition or prescribe a medicine. If you have any specific concerns about your health, please consult your GP or use our online doctor's service. You can follow Dr. Christian Jessen online on his Twitter account.

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What is Ramipril?

Ramipril also goes by the name of Zestril and Tritace. The medication is prescribed by doctors to relax the blood vessels and eventually reduce blood pressure. It is under the classification known as ACE inhibitors. These inhibitors suppress particular chemicals in the body from causing blood vessels to contract. This action allows the patient to lower his blood pressure since blood now flows in dilated and relaxed blood streams.

There are no known symptoms related to high blood pressure. However, if it is not treated or managed, it could result in kidney failure, heart attack or stroke.

How does Ramipril work?

Being classified as an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, the main objective of the medication is to suppress the active enzyme from what it is supposed to do. Medication under this classification controls the blood pressure from rising excessively. This happens when the blood vessels constrict making it difficult for the blood to flow freely. As an inhibitor, it stops ACE from doing this. Ramipril stops this and allows the bloodstreams to relax and dilate to its normal size. When this happens, the heart does not exert as much pressure to pump blood.

How to take Ramipril?

Doctors will usually prescribe you a dose of Ramipril per day. However, depending on the case, patients are also advised to cut the pills in two and take a half each in the morning and afternoon.

It is important that you inform your physician about your medical history. It is important that you let him know about all the other medications you are taking constantly. The reason being is that this can certainly affect the dose that will be prescribed to you. Inform your doctor about any other medical conditions you are experiencing especially if it involves your liver, kidney and the endocrine system.

Pregnant women are not allowed to take the medication.


The medication comes in 1.25 and 2.5 mg to be taken daily.

Side effects and precautions

The side effects of Ramipril include fever, pale skin, bewilderment, thirst, tightening of the chest, dry mouth.

How to buy Ramipril online?

You can order your Ramipril through the internet by logging on to ukmeds.co.uk. First you have to go through an online consultation service by a partner doctor. Once he gives you his go signal, you now can proceed to ordering your medication by filling out the online form. You will receive your package right on the next day.