• Ramipril
  • Ramipril


Medication features

  • Used to treat high blood pressure
  • ACE Inhibitor
  • Several strengths available


Order Ramipril Blood Pressure Capsules Online

Ramipril can be ordered online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy. Our doctors can prescribe it for you after checking that it is suitable and safe for you to take. They do this by reviewing a medical questionnaire that you complete during the ordering process. If authorised by our doctors, our pharmacy team will dispense the medicine and dispatch it to your chosen address.  

Please note, this medication can only be prescribed as an emergency supply of your repeat prescription. You should receive a regular supply of this medication from your GP. Some people take more than one type of blood pressure medicine. If you would like to order an emergency request of all of your blood pressure medicines, you just need to fill out a consultation for each one.

What is Ramipril?

Ramipril is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It can also be prescribed to prevent people from having a heart attack if they have had one previously. Sometimes it is prescribed to people with heart failure, a condition that affects how well the heart pumps blood.

Ramipril is a type of medicine called an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor). This is a common type of medicine prescribed to treat people diagnosed with high blood pressure.

How does it work?

Ramipril blocks an enzyme in the body called ACE. This enzyme causes the constriction of blood vessels which increases blood pressure. By blocking ACE, ramipril causes the blood vessels to relax and widen, allowing easier blood flow which lowers blood pressure.

When you have high blood pressure for a long time, it increases the risk of serious health problems like heart failure, heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease.

Taking medicine to reduce your blood pressure is important to reduce your risk of developing these complications.

Having an unhealthy lifestyle can cause high blood pressure. Some lifestyle changes can reduce the risk like exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and reducing the amount of salt in your diet

Stopping smoking and losing weight if you are overweight is a very effective lifestyle change people can make. We offer weight loss medication and stop smoking medication at Simple Online Pharmacy.

You can have a blood pressure check at your local pharmacy or GP surgery. Blood pressure monitors are also available to buy, allowing you to check your blood pressure reading at home.

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Your doctor will decide the correct ramipril dose for you based on a number of factors, such as how high your blood pressure is. It is available as tablets or capsules in the following strengths: 1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg, and 10mg

The starting dose is often low (e.g ramipril 2.5mg) and can be increased gradually up to a maximum of ramipril 10mg daily. The dose can be taken once or twice daily, but take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Ramipril Summary


Take ONCE or TWICE daily according to directions from your doctor


Widens blood vessels, lowing blood pressure

Active Ingredient


Available Strengths

1.25mg, 2.5mg & 10mg tablets


All strengths £15.99

Side Effects

Can include dizziness, headaches, nausea, persistent dry cough


There are several types of medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These include:

  • Beta blockers
  • Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Calcium channel blockers (CCBs)
  • Thiazide diuretics

A number of other ACE inhibitors can be prescribed to lower blood pressure for example lisinopril, perindopril, and captopril.


Is ramipril an ACE inhibitor?

Yes, it belongs to a group of medicines called ACE inhibitors. ACE inhibitors are a common type of medicine prescribed to lower blood pressure.

What are the side effects of taking ramipril?

Common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Dry, tickly cough
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Stomach pain

For further information on side effects, see the patient information leaflet.

Does ramipril make you pee more?

Ramipril is not associated with making you pee more. Other medicines used to lower blood pressure called diuretics can make you pee more. Examples of diuretics are furosemide, indapamide and bendroflumethiazide.

Can I suddenly stop taking ramipril?

If you want to stop taking ramipril you should discuss doing so with your doctor. If you stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise again and increase the risk of future health problems. Your doctor will tell you how to stop taking it and whether to do so gradually.

What foods should be avoided when taking ramipril?

When taking ramipril, you should avoid using salt substitutes like Lo-Salt. These substitutes contain high levels of potassium which, when taken with ramipril, can make your blood potassium levels too high.

What is ramipril used for?

Ramipril is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It can also be prescribed to prevent people from having a heart attack if they have had one previously. Sometimes it is prescribed to treat people with heart failure.

Can I order ramipril online?

Yes, ramipril blood pressure tablets (UK) can be ordered from Simple Online Pharmacy. After you complete an online medical consultation, our UK doctors will review it to make sure it is safe to prescribe to you. If approved, our doctors will send a prescription to our pharmacy team, who will dispatch it to your delivery address. 

Please note that this service is only available to patients who are already prescribed this medicine from their GP.

Content Reviewed: 13/10/2020

Side Effects

Common ramipril side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Dry, tickly cough

Some of these side effects, like feeling dizzy, are more likely to happen when starting ramipril or when increasing to a higher dose. Some side effects of ramipril often improve over time as your body gets used to it. If you have any side effects or are concerned about any side effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

There are a number of rare, but serious, side effects that can occur when taking it. Information on these can be found in the patient information leaflet, examples of these side effects are:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction (e.g swelling of the face, severe skin rash, trouble breathing)
  • A faster heart beat or palpitations
  • Shortness of breath or a cough
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Signs of jaundice (e.g yellowing of your skin or eyes)

If any of the above occur when taking ramipril, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


Other conditions and Ramipril

You should not take ramipril if you are having dialysis (depending on the machine used), have specific kidney problems, abnormally low blood pressure, or an allergy to ramipril or other ACE inhibitors. 

Further information on other conditions and ramipril can be found in the patient information leaflet.

There are a number of other conditions in which it may not be suitable to take, such as having heart or liver problems.

Your doctor may ask for regular blood tests to check your kidney function and electrolyte levels whilst you take it. Regular blood pressure checks are also useful to see whether ramipril is having the desired effect of reducing your blood pressure.

Interactions with other medicines

Certain medicines should not be taken alongside ramipril because they can cause side effects or affect how each other work. Examples of these include:

  • Aliskiren
  • The combination medicine sacubitril/valsartan
  • Lithium
  • Diuretics like furosemide
  • NSAIDs like ibuprofen
  • Medicines that can increase your potassium

A full list of interacting medicines can be seen in the patient information leaflet. If you are taking any of the medicines listed, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking ramipril.

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