Ramipril for chronic kidney disease

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Q: My doctor has prescribed 5mg Ramipril to help blood supply to kidney (one kidney removed owing to cancer) and to lower chance of heart attack or stroke. Having read the list of side effects I am concerned that this is wise. It looks as if usual dosage should be 1.25 mg at first. I do not have consistently high blood pressure so would like your advice on this. Is it worth taking. My recent scan shows some inflammation in the right lobe of my lung, so I don't want to do anything that will cause a cough.

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