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Buy Altace HCTZ or Generic Ramipril/Hydrochlorothiazide Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Ramipril/Hydrochlorothiazide
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
2.5mg/12.5mg
5mg/12.5mg
5mg/25mg
10mg/12.5mg
10mg/25mg
BRAND LISTING - Altace HCTZ (Ramipril/Hydrochlorothiazide)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
2.5mg/12.5mg
5mg/12.5mg
5mg/25mg
10mg/12.5mg
10mg/25mg

ALTACE HCTZ (RAMIPRIL/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE)

Description of Altace HCTZ

Altace HCTZ is a dual-action medication that your doctor may prescribe if you have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. It contains an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic (water pill) to also help remove excess fluid that can add to your blood pressure.

Altace HCTZ or generic Ramipril/Hydrochlorothiazide may be required as long-term Rx medication if you are unable to lower your blood pressure through diet and exercise. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How Does Altace HCTZ Work?

Altace is referred to as an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor that works by preventing this enzyme from contracting the muscles that surround your blood vessels. As your blood vessels become relaxed, your heart is able to send and receive a sufficient supply of blood to your tissues and other organs without a buildup of pressure that can damage your vessels and arteries.

HCTZ is a diuretic drug formulated to stimulate your kidneys to get rid of excess salt and fluid in your body that can cause a rise in blood pressure. This extra fluid can also pool in your feet, ankles, legs, and hands and cause swelling. Some individuals can get by without the help of a diuretic while others need a little more assistance.

Conditions Treated by Altace HCTZ

Finding out you are hypertensive during a regular doctor exam can take you by surprise as it has few symptoms to alert you that there is something going on inside your body that could lead to heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. Besides taking Altace HCTZ or generic Ramipril/Hydrochlorothiazide, a healthier diet with less salt, losing weight, and quitting nicotine will help to lower your blood pressure to a safer level.

Hypertension occurs when there is pressure inside your blood vessels that builds up and constricts the blood flow. This continual pressure in the vessels can result in damage to the vessel and arterial walls or you may require a procedure to remove the plaque and reduce the strain this can put on your heart.

Before You Take Altace HCTZ

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding before taking Altace HCTZ as it can be harmful to the baby. Discuss other health conditions and allergies you have and list any over the counter and Rx medicine you are taking, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements. This allows your doctor to make an informed decision whether Altace HCTZ is safe for you to take.

Precautions for Altace HCTZ

Until you know how your body will react to Altace HCTZ, you should avoid driving and taking part in any activities that require you to be alert. If you are a diabetic, monitor your blood glucose often as Altace HCTZ can cause your readings to increase. If you undergo any lab tests, tell the technician that you are currently taking Altace HCTZ as the outcome may be altered.

Possible Side Effects of Altace HCTZ

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Increased perspiration
  • Increased urination
  • Dizziness

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