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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Ramipril Side Effects – Ramipril Cough

You will find many people on forums complaining about the Ramipril Cough but Doctors still seem to be in denial. I was on Ramipril for three years and had the dreaded cough and sore throat. But I eventually, after numerous tests convinced my Doctor that Ramipril wasn’t for me and changed to something else.

At the ripe old age of 46 I went to the Doctor because I kept feeling dizzy occasionally. I would be cooking or playing with the kids and would just feel sick and dizzy. He concluded that I had high blood pressure or Hypotension as it’s sometimes called. He put me on 2.5 mg’s of Ramipril and this had little effect so it was gradually raised to 10 mg’s per day. This did get my blood pressure down to an acceptable level.

It wasn’t until my dosage was raised to 10 mg’s that I started to have constipation plus the dreaded Ramipril cough and dry throat. I was told by my Doctor (which seems to be the norm going by the forums on this subject) that it was my body adjusting to the drug. One year passed and I still had a sore throat, even my customers and colleagues were commenting on how long my sore throat had been hanging around. I decided to try again with my Doctor to see whether he would acknowledge it was a problem now it has been a year.

I was worried about the sore throat so went to the Doctors and he sent me for tests. They put a camera up my nose and down my throat to have a look but no issues or anomalies were discovered and it was concluded that it must be Acid Reflux causing my sore throat. So I was given even more pills for Acid Reflux and also drugs to help with the constipation. In a year I had gone from someone that didn’t take any drugs apart from the odd Paracetamol to a man that needs a small medicine cabinet all of his own.

By the second year I also struggled with exercise and any physical activity, I was becoming an old man before my time. I read numerous articles on the internet and trawled through pages of information on managing your blood pressure without Ramipril and was getting nowhere fast, well not that fast because of the breathlessness caused by Ramipril side effects.

Now I am not the kind of person to give up so even though I felt drained most of the time I persevered and went back to the Doctors and demanded he find some other way of controlling my Blood Pressure. After three years and numerous tests organised by my Doctor (which I went along with, even though I was convinced it was Ramipril that caused these problems) he finally admitted that Ramipril obviously doesn’t agree with me.

He changed my medication to Candesartan Cilexetil which is a slow release drug as apposed to Ramipril which gives you the whole dose all at once. So if you take Ramipril 10 mg every morning you are getting the full 10 mg’s within an hour and this is why it affects people so adversely. When I was on Ramipril 10 mg I would get to work feeling weak and nauseas some days and it was only when I explained this that he agreed to change my medication.

I have been on Candesartan Cilexetil for a year now and my blood pressure is so much better as I don’t get the ill effects of the huge Ramipril 10 mg dose first thing in the morning. The breathlessness has gone and my medicine cabinet only has one little packet in it with the days of the week on and a small box of Paracetamol. Constipation has also gone and I feel so much better, no dry throat or soreness. Now I am not a Doctor so I don’t know whether Candesartan Cilexetil suits everyone or all blood pressure related problems but I do know it changed my life and I am my old self again, witty to the point of annoyance and singing quite poorly every morning while in the shower.

If you are having problems with the Ramipril cough ask your Doctor about Candesartan Cilexetil it’s worth a try. If you do nothing… nothing gets better. If that fails, try natural remedies as they are a great help in combating blood pressure and hypertension.

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

I Switched from Ramipril to Candesartan Cilexetil and Feel Epic!

I began to suffer from hypertension after I was made redundant in 2008 and like most people I trusted my Doctors judgement and took the dreaded Ramipril as prescribed. I was a slave to Ramipril for three years before my Doctor finally listened to me and offered me Candesartan Cilexetil to control my blood pressure and now I feel epic! 

As is well documented on this blog I have had three and a half years of nasty Ramipril side effects which made it difficult for me to function. Having four children and having to find work at the beginning of this terrible recession the last thing I needed was to feel ill all the time. The side effects of Ramipril for me were constipation, drowsiness, aching bones, sore throat, breathlessness and feeling sick and dizzy occasionally.  

These side effects seemed worse than the high blood pressure but my Doctor assured me my body would get used to it… but he was wrong. I was also told there is nothing else and I will have a stroke if I don’t take Ramipril. My father died after several strokes so I am well aware of what this means for me and my family should I have a stroke. I trusted the Doctor (although I was beginning to have doubts) and started this blog in the hope of finding a better way and also alerting people to the side effects of Ramipril. 

I finally got back into work but my throat problem got steadily worse to the point where I was reaching every morning and people commented on my apparent sore throat. I am a kitchen designer so speaking is an essential part of my job when doing presentations. My Doctor sent me to the ear, nose and throat department of my local Hospital and they put a camera up my nose and down my throat and found nothing but a voice box trying to protect it self from the fumes produced by the Ramipril in my stomach. So this was the last straw and something had to change! 

Well… after three and a half years of suffering Ramipril side effects I ventured to gain a second opinion and to my amazement, found a Doctor that agreed that because it is a quick releasing drug meaning you get the full force of the dosage within an hour of taking it, Ramipril doesn’t suit all people. Hurrah… at last a Doctor willing to listen and address my issues with this awful drug. 

I was prescribed Candesartan Cilexetil, a slow release drug with few side effects. This was a couple of months ago and my throat is still healing but all the other symptoms have gone and I feel like my old self. No lethargy, no constipation and my body is healing. Now I know its early days but I feel as the advert says… epic! After three years of feeling like a rapidly deteriorating middle age man I am finally getting this thing under control and feeling great. 

I am not saying that all people taking Ramipril should do the same but if your Doctor tells you there isn’t anything else they are either lying or lack knowledge. Either way you need to insist just in case like me… Candesartan Cilexetil works better for you.  

When I was on Ramipril I used to get to work, which is a forty minutes journey for me and the drug would kick in, the full dosage and it would make me feel sick. Not the best way to start a full day’s work. 

Call me cynical… but I am guessing that Candesartan Cilexetil costs more and this is why in the UK they are sticking with Ramipril when it clearly has massive side effects as you can see from posts on this blog. Hey… you only need to read the little leaflet inside the Ramipril box, that’s enough to scare anyone.

Please be aware that you can’t take Candesartan Cilexetil if:

  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to candesartan cilexetil or any of the other ingredients of Candesartan Cilexetil Tablets.

  • You are more than 3 months pregnant (it is also better to avoid candesartan cilexetil in early pregnancy).

  • You have severe liver disease or biliary obstruction (a problem with the drainage of the bile from the gall bladder).
I would like to point out that Ramipril does work for some people but not all. As always I wish you and yours well and hope this helps someone somewhere!
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