Who should not take RAMIPRIL?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • inherited disorder of continuing episodes of swelling
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • method of removing waste/poison from blood with dialysis
  • renal artery stenosis
  • low blood pressure
  • decreased kidney function
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • scleroderma, hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • excessive vomiting
  • excessive diarrhea
  • decreased urine production
  • abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in your blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • decreased blood volume
  • a type of allergic reaction involving the intestines called intestinal angioedema
  • hymenoptera insect venom desensitization therapy

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