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Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Is NiceRx an Altace coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Altace coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Altace manufacturer coupons, Altace discounts, rebates, Altace savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs.

Altace patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

How much does Altace cost without insurance?

Altace prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Altace oral capsules 1.25 mg will typically cost around $570 for 100 capsules.

How much does Altace cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Altace with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Altace?

Altace is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer. Altace is used:

  • To treat hypertension (high blood pressure) – It may be used on its own or in combination with thiazide diuretics in patients 55 years of age or older at high risk of developing a major cardiovascular event
  • To reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attacks), stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes in high-risk patients (patients with heart disease or diabetes). It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack
  • In stable patients who show clinical signs of congestive heart failure post-myocardial infarction

What doses of Altace are available?

Altace is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.

Your recommended dosage and maintenance treatment will be based on the condition you are being treated for as well as your response to treatment. Swallow the capsules whole. If you have problems swallowing the capsule, you may open it and sprinkle it onto applesauce or mix it in half a glass of water or apple juice.

Please read the prescribing information for the drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Altace active ingredients

Altace contains ramipril as the active ingredient. It is classed as an Angiotensin-Converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor).

Altace side effects

The most common side effects of ramipril in clinical trials include:

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Cough

In rare instances, Altace can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Angioedema
  • Hypotension and hyperkalemia
  • Renal impairment – increased risk when combined with another blocker of the rein-angiotensin-aldosterone system
  • Rare cholestatic jaundice
  • Hepatic failure – yellowing of eyes/skin, dark urine, severe abdominal pain, persistent nausea and/or vomiting
  • Neutropenia and agranulocytosis

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Altace against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse events of Altace to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Altace drug interactions

Altace can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Diuretics
  • Lithium
  • Gold
  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen may lead to an increased risk of renal impairment and a loss of antihypertensive effect
  • mTOR inhibitor use may increase angioedema risk
  • Do not co-administer aliskiren in patients with diabetes or in patients with renal impairment
  • Potassium supplements, potassium salt substitutes, or potassium-sparing diuretics
  • Calcium carbonate

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Altace.

Altace contraindications

You should not use Altace if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient ramipril
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Altace
  • Have a history of hereditary or idiopathic angioedema
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor before using Altace if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Altace
  • Have impaired kidney function (or if you are on dialysis)
  • Have an electrolyte imbalance
  • Have liver disease
  • Have Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Are taking telmisartan
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Altace generic

Altace is the trademark brand name for ramipril manufactured by Pfizer. A generic version of ramipril is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Altace savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.