Ramipril is a blood pressure medication. Patients who suffer from high blood pressure often take this medication along with other medications. Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor, which means it blocks the production of an enzyme in the body that causes blood vessels to become more narrow. As a result, blood vessels widen, lowering the blood pressure.
Don’t take this medication while pregnant. ACE inhibitors are dangerous to fetuses. In many cases, the child is born dead or dies before being brought fully to term when exposed to this type of medication. In other cases, children exposed to this medication are born with severe birth defects.
If you feel very dizzy or drowsy while on this medication, get emergency medical treatment. These symptoms suggest that your blood pressure has dropped too low.