Ramipril - Excessive skin irritation

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Is anyone experiencing significant skin irritation - constant itching?

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    sad I was on Ramipril for 3 weeks during which time I started to get severe skin irritation as well as other disastrous side effects. 8 weeks after stopping the Ramipril the itching is only now starting to abate, after further prescription cream to reduce it. The Ramipril was supposed to improve the pumping action of my heart. It did the exact opposite. Hills that I could walk up with no problem, before taking the Ramipril, I had great difficulty while on the Rampril. Back to normal after stopping it.
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    I am getting similar side effects. Eczema on my shins and ankles, and itching. I have been on Ramipril for a year (as well as amlodipine), and it's not getting better, but it's not so bad I can't live with it. I just use lots of E45.
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    [quote:d6fe039f00=\"Les North \"]I am getting similar side effects. Eczema on my shins and ankles, and itching. I have been on Ramipril for a year (as well as amlodipine), and it's not getting better, but it's not so bad I can't live with it. I just use lots of E45.[/quote:d6fe039f00]

    Yes, also getting a fair amount of itching around lower legs and buttocks.

    Seemed to increase as dosage increased. Annoying but in good cause since have had 2 stents inserted.

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    I started taking ramipril 10mg about 7 years ago. At first no side effects. Then a dry cough developed, especially at night. This year, after a bout of flu and pneumonia, I started to develop constant sore throats and congestion. Anti histamines don't seem to touch it. An ENT specialist said it was a side effect of Ramipril. NOW, in the last week, I have just developed skin itching, mostly on the back and shins. I was a bit worried it might have been a liver problem, but the posts here strongly suggest its yet another Ramipril issue. Has anyone else had experience of developing these side effects after taking the drug for some time? Thanks.
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      I started Ramipril 9 years ago and it worked fine until about 5 months ago. Started developing terrible eczema on legs, ankles and feet, and now it has  spread to my back.  Haven't been able to sleep more than 1-2 hours a night. Have seen a dermatologist and immunologist and they both ascribe the condition to Ramipril and it was confirmed by a biopsy. Have stopped the med a few days ago and still waiting for my cardiologist to prescribe a replacement.

       

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      Hey Twopan - my dermatologist and allergist both say the cause of my eczema is the Rampiril. And my cardiologist ( and his covering cardiologist) both say the dermatologist and allergist are crazy - that there is no correlation between Rampiril and eczema!!!

      great - and what's a patient to do?  Anyway, stopped the R a few days ago a let's see what happens.

      i also begged  for a 5- day script for Prednisone, just to give me a few days sleep. It's been more than 3 months this since I slept more thn3 hours strait. I'm ready to shoot myself!!, ( Figuratively speaking  -  please don't call 911 :-)

       

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    Yes I have just come of this drug, I had a terrible rash on my groin, and my back, and was scratching all the time, now off this 10 days and it's now easing, also ankles badly swollen and a dreadful cough, my eyes were streaming  day and night
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      Had all those symptoms except the cough. The lack of sleep was perhaps the worst part, as insomnia can lead to so many other emotional and physical complications. Sounds like you made the right choice to get off the R immediately. Did your doc provide a substitute medication, as that will be my next challenge to the narcissistic docs I have to deal with! Good luck to both of us and continue to get well!
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    No, I did say I didn't want a substitute, I am already taking Bendroflumethiazide, & Cardicor, change my lifestyle a bit, regular small healthy meals, walking a bit more instead of the car, and taking up hobbies that I enjoy, get well soon
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    Hello I was on ramipril for 18 months just came off as my blood pressure was all time low at 101/70 so feeling dizzy and had really bad skin rashes on hands and very inflamed . Headaches and tummy pain but now I have to keep check on my blood pressure . At 54 years old and cycle and walk a lot not really sure why I on blood pressure tab also hyperthyroidism
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    Hi I've been experiencing itchy arms and legs ( hives) I feel a prickly itch and then if I scratch my skin goes really red. Is that the same itchiness that you had?

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    I am sooo itchy ... that is why I am up at midnite typing this !  Searching for info on whether the ramapril I am taking is causing this itch.  I am quite puzzled about it because I have been on ramapril for so long I cannot remember specifically how long - over 10 years.  About 5 years ago I developed a nagging cough that went away with steroidal mist.  This year I was talking to a different doctor and he said that cough may have been the ramapril.  Wow, news to me.  Now this itch has been on for about 3 years, starting slowly at my feet and heels, and my back.  Tonight, every orifice seems to itch except my mouth!  And my back, legs, and feet.  I see small red skin splotches on my feet.  Bathing will reduce the severity (I usually just shower) and using lotion.  Going to make a dr. appt asap
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    My husband has a raised red blotchy rash that has spread from his face, neck and hands to other parts of the body.  His skin has cracked in places and is flaking.  Doctor has finally decided it might be ramipril and has stopped it. He is on steroids to calm the skin condition. 
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