Altace Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Pregnancy

What is Altace? Altace is a brand name Ramipril among others, is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. Altace also reduces the risk of a heart attack, stroke, and death in people age 55 and older and at high risk of a major cardiovascular event.

What is the dosage for Altace? The usual dose of ramipril for hypertension is 2.5-20 mg a day as a single dose or two divided doses. Patients taking diuretics or who have reduced kidney function may require lower doses. Heart failure is initially treated with 1.25-2.5 mg twice daily then titrated up to 10 mg once daily or 5 mg twice daily. The dose for preventing heart attacks and strokes is 2.5-10 mg daily.