Altace (ramipril) is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.
Altace is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) or congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking ramipril:
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
unusual tiredness or weakness
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest pain or discomfort
chest tightness or heaviness
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
fast or irregular heartbeat
shortness of breath
Some of the side effects that can occur with ramipril may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
sensation of spinning