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Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

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Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

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Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

Comment from: katie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

it is suppose to raise y heart rate and i have cirrhosis

Related Reading: cirrhosis

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

Comment from: katie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

it is suppose to raise y heart rate and i have cirrhosis

Related Reading: cirrhosis

Comment from: Ramipril 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 02

I've been taking this medication for a year and a half and feel it is working in me though I still have to lower my cholesterol level more to a healthier number.

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

Comment from: katie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

it is suppose to raise y heart rate and i have cirrhosis

Related Reading: cirrhosis

Comment from: Ramipril 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 02

I've been taking this medication for a year and a half and feel it is working in me though I still have to lower my cholesterol level more to a healthier number.

Comment from: 65-74 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 14

It was a easy transition from a calcium channel blocker to Altace/

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

Comment from: katie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

it is suppose to raise y heart rate and i have cirrhosis

Related Reading: cirrhosis

Comment from: Ramipril 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 02

I've been taking this medication for a year and a half and feel it is working in me though I still have to lower my cholesterol level more to a healthier number.

Comment from: 65-74 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 14

It was a easy transition from a calcium channel blocker to Altace/

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 11

I have a history of congestive heart failure. After my second bypass surgery, I experienced severe neusea for 10 weeks, was very weak and lost 27 pounds. My cardiologist first directed I see a gastrointerologist, then suggested a psychiatrist (which upset me greatly). I stopped taking the Altace he had prescribed following my surgery and began feeling better within a couple of days and was fine after a week. In subsequent conversations with other heart surgery patients, I found neusua was a common complaint of patients prescribed Altace. I also changed cardiologists.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure | altace

Comment from: kermit148 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 12

I had high blood pressure - 160/90. after taking this a week my pressure dropped to 60/40. called 911, almost fainted, they stuck an iv in my arm and rushed me to the hospital. needless to say I'm not taking this medication anymore.

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: makinit 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 22

I have taken this drug for over 10 years, I have had no side effects with Altace, however the Generic drug has caused side effects that were clearly from the Generic. The insurance company did not want to approve the Name Brand for some time but I continued to fight for the Name Brand which finally was approved but I have to pay a steep deductible for it.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 04

no known problems. seems to have helped lower b/p along with Bisoprolol. uriinating often though. Could these cause this??

Comment from: DeniseinBC 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 12

This medication has been HORRIBLE for me. A few years ago I was on it and developed major anxiety, sinus infections and cough. Severe on all levels. So went off the drug and those things went away... took a while for the anxiety to stop however. About 5 months ago, my protein leak spiked so I tried this med again at 5 mg. After a couple of months cough, water weight gain (10 lbs), anxiety and major neck and shoulder pain. Went off of it. Dropped weight and pain and anxiety fairly fast... probably as I wasn't on it as long as first time. So a month after being off the Altace, protein spikes again. So thought I'd try low dose. 1.25. No effect on the protein leak but stopped losing weight immediately and neck and shoulder stiffness. Doubled the dose to 2.5 a week ago and within a couple days severe neck and shoulder pain and water retention.. started gaining even though I jog everyday and am on a calorie restricted diet. Today I have made the decision I can't take this med. At 2.5mg the protein is reduced but I am miserable. I am also major allergic to Atacand.. Angiodema caused vocal chords to swell and it took 5 weeks to heal after coming off that drug. So I have no proteinuria drugs I can take. Scary but this is not living life with all these side effects either.

Related Reading: anxiety | altace | atacand

Comment from: katie 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 27

it is suppose to raise y heart rate and i have cirrhosis

Related Reading: cirrhosis

Comment from: Ramipril 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: April 02

I've been taking this medication for a year and a half and feel it is working in me though I still have to lower my cholesterol level more to a healthier number.

Comment from: 65-74 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 14

It was a easy transition from a calcium channel blocker to Altace/

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 65-74 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 11

I have a history of congestive heart failure. After my second bypass surgery, I experienced severe neusea for 10 weeks, was very weak and lost 27 pounds. My cardiologist first directed I see a gastrointerologist, then suggested a psychiatrist (which upset me greatly). I stopped taking the Altace he had prescribed following my surgery and began feeling better within a couple of days and was fine after a week. In subsequent conversations with other heart surgery patients, I found neusua was a common complaint of patients prescribed Altace. I also changed cardiologists.

Related Reading: congestive heart failure | altace

Comment from: MRDKNIGHT 75 or over Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 01

IT HAS HELPED TO CONTROL MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND HAS HADNO SIDE EFFECTS

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 03

I am sleepy, hungry and depressed all the time...weight gain sluggish.

QUESTION

Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 03

I am sleepy, hungry and depressed all the time...weight gain sluggish.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: July 23

Ok so I am rating this for my hubby, who has taken Altace for several years, however, in the last year or so, he has had multiple sinus infections, unproductive coughing spasms which almost result in vomiting. Has anyone else had this adverse reaction to this drug after being on it for a few years?

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 03

I am sleepy, hungry and depressed all the time...weight gain sluggish.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: July 23

Ok so I am rating this for my hubby, who has taken Altace for several years, however, in the last year or so, he has had multiple sinus infections, unproductive coughing spasms which almost result in vomiting. Has anyone else had this adverse reaction to this drug after being on it for a few years?

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: [email protected] Male 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 14

Have had good experience with Altace, but now company is wanting to put me on raprilmal or something like that. What are the comparisons for these two drugs. Should this other one be substituted and does it work as well as Altace.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 03

I am sleepy, hungry and depressed all the time...weight gain sluggish.

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: July 23

Ok so I am rating this for my hubby, who has taken Altace for several years, however, in the last year or so, he has had multiple sinus infections, unproductive coughing spasms which almost result in vomiting. Has anyone else had this adverse reaction to this drug after being on it for a few years?

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: [email protected] Male 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 14

Have had good experience with Altace, but now company is wanting to put me on raprilmal or something like that. What are the comparisons for these two drugs. Should this other one be substituted and does it work as well as Altace.

Related Reading: altace

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 01

Diagnosed with CHF and heart enlargement 5 months ago due to a viral infection of my heart causing damage. At that time EF was 25%. I began taking 2.5 mg generic Altace (ramipril)once a day at that time along with carvedilol/Coreg 2X a day, 3.125 mg each dose. After four months the ECHO showed an EF of 45%. I'm extremely happy with this progress. No noticeable side effects with the Altace. At first, some dizziness when standing up after sitting which is normal. I have no complaints about this medication.

Related Reading: altace | coreg | dizziness

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