Ramipril is a bio-equivalent to King Pharmaceuticals' Altace
drug, which can be used to treat hypertension.
Other blood pressure medications cause a chronic cough, such as ACE-inhibitors like ramipril (Altace
), which also can result in hoarseness.
The researchers compared the effects of both telmisartan (Micardis, an ARB) alone and a telmisartan + ramipril (Altace
, an ACE inhibitor) combination with the effects of the ACE inhibitor alone in patients [greater than or equal to] 55 years of age with established atherosclerotic vascular disease or diabetes with end-organ damage.
Anticipated Generic Availability Brand Name (generic name) Common Uses (2008) Tegretol XR Seizures January-March (carbamazepine extended-release) Fosamax and Fosamax Weekly Osteoporosis February (alendronate sodium) Requip (ropinirole Hcl) Parkinson's/Restless May Legs Syndrome Risperdal (risperidone) Mental/mood disorders June/July Dovonex (calcipotriene) Psoriasis July-September Cipro HC (ciprofloxacin/ External ear July-September hydrocortisone solution) infections Severent Diskus and Inhaler Asthma/chronic July-September (salmeterol) obstructive pulmonary disease Altace
(ramipril) Cardiovascular October Paxil CR (paroxetine Anxiety, depression October hydrochloride) Imitrex (sumatriptan) Migraines To Be Determined Sources: LifeWise; Premera Blue Cross; University of Michigan; U.S.
The average increase for the five drugs as a package (Lipitor, Celebrex, Zoloft, nifedipine ER, and Altace
) was $369 from December 2007 to January 2008, according to Consumers Union.
"You have to treat the underlying disease." Mollod does this by using anti-platelet therapy (such as aspirin or Plavix), statins (such as Lipitor) and an ACE inhibitor (such as Altace
), and dietary and lifestyle changes.
from Sandusky, Ohio: Generic verions of Altace
, Fosamax, Zetia, and Avandia are not currently available.
ACE inhibitors include Altace
(ramipril), Capoten (captopril), and Zestril (lisinopril).
and by Wyeth, which together market ramipril (Altace
(11) Angiotensin Enalapril (Vasotec), ramipril Prevents formation converting (Altace
) and captopril of angiotensin II enzyme (ACE) (Capoten) hormone, which inhibitors normally causes blood vessels to narrow.
The companies believe that PT-141 will benefit from the success King has achieved in marketing Altace
(ramipril), the leading branded ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor according to IMS America prescription data, to a similar male patient population with its experienced sales force.
Nicole Chase, 71, of Eugene, said she saves about 50 percent by buying Altace
, a high blood pressure medication, from Canada.
ACE inhibitors include Lotensin, captopril, enalapril, Monopril, Prinivil/Zestril, Univasc, Aceon, Accupril, Altace
The ACE inhibitor ramipril (Hoechst's Altace
) or the beta-blocker metoprolol (Astra's Toprol) significantly reduced the risk of kidney failure compared to the CCB amlodipine (Pfizer's Norvasc) in a group of patients who had at last one gram of protein in a 24-hour sample of urine upon entrance to the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), an ongoing study that has enrolled 1100 patients at 21 US centers.
These include ACE inhibitors, such as Altace
(ramipril), and angiotensin II receptor antagonists, such as Diovan (valsartan).