Tritace 1.25mg Tablets 30
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Drug Name: ramipril
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TRITACE - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
Please read this leaflet carefully as it answers some common questions about Tritace.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Tritace against the benefits they expect it
will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What Tritace is used for
Tritace belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Tritace is used to treat:
high blood pressure (hypertension)
some heart conditions such as heart failure after a heart attack
kidney problems in some patients
Tritace is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all
around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are.
You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood
pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke,
heart disease and kidney failure.
Heart Failure after a Heart Attack
A heart attack occurs when one of the major blood vessels supplying blood to your heart becomes blocked. This means that your
heart can not receive the oxygen it needs and becomes damaged. This may lead to further problems, such as heart failure,
irregular heart rhythms and blood clots
Heart failure means that the heart muscle is weak and cannot pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed
throughout the body. Heart failure is not the same as heart attack and does not mean that the heart stops. Heart failure may start
off with no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, patients may feel short of breath or may get tired easily after light physical
activity such as walking. Some patients may wake up short of breath at night. Fluid may collect in different parts of the body, often
first noticed as swollen ankles and feet.
Some conditions such as diabetes and hypertension can lead to the development of kidney problems. These problems develop
slowly over several years. Good control of your blood sugar and blood pressure are important in keeping your kidneys healthy, but
may not always prevent kidney damage from occurring.
How Tritace works
Tritace works by widening your blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump
blood around your body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to your heart, so that when you place extra demands on your
heart, such as during exercise, your heart may cope better and you may not get short of breath as easily.
By increasing the supply of oxygen to your heart, your heart does not have to work as hard which may reduce the risk of further
damage to your heart after you have had a heart attack.
Partially by reducing your blood pressure, Tritace may also slow down the progression of kidney damage caused by diabetes or
Your doctor may have prescribed Tritace for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Tritace has
been prescribed for you.
Tritace is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Use in children
The safety and effectiveness of Tritace in children have not been established.
Before you take Tritace
When you mus
Our preferred generic for this medication is listed below. A generic prescription medicine works in the same way as the existing medicine. What matters is the active ingredient, which is the same in the generic brands and the existing brand. Please click on it below to view the product(s).
Ramipril Sandoz 1.25mg Tablets 30
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Ramipril Sandoz 1.25mg Tablets 30