How long does it take for Rampirol to reduce BP?

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Hi every one

I've just joined the group ,as now on Rampirol. Just had the dose increased from 1.25 to 2.5

I'm so tired I could cry , my elbows knees and fingers hurt and I'm Reading this is common !! I'm

Also on altorvastatin .

When did you see any continual change/ reduction in your BP?

And if my BP reduces will I come off the tablets ?

Thanking you for reading my post. 🙂

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    Hi Ally, it works very quickly, I came of mine though, had excruciating pain in my legs while on them, it went away the minute I stopped them.
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    My BP went up whilst on Ramipril (went up to 180/85).

    Hypertension nurse couldn't understand it and told me to stick with it.

    ?Exertive exercise became difficult and eventually after a lot of research reckoned I got Angioedema with swollen pharangeal area of throat and obstructed airway.

    ?(Indications that you should come off it even before seeing your doctor i.e. an A&E issue possibly involving a tracheostomy - it's in the patient info somewhere).

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    Ramipril AND statins - I'm not surprised you feel so bad. Once you are on any drug your doctor will be reluctant to stop it 'just to be on the safe side'.

    My doc increased my ramipril last year. My BP figures stayed the same but I did develop a hacking cough!

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    I think it actsfairly quickly and my eperience of taking it has been pretty good; my blood pressure is back down below 100 cystolic. Since I've taken it, I've been able to get back to getting more regular exercise and its helped me to reduce weight. I've just run out of the tablets and I think the effect decays more slowly than its initial effect.

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