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A medical question. My doctor insists that Ramipril 10mg

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A medical question.
My doctor insists that Ramipril 10mg is not the cause of my recent severe muscle ache/Pain and that Ramipril does not effect muscles . He has put me on a short course of steroids 5mg x 2 per day . I have decided to "Cut down" on the Ramipril until I am sure its not the cause .The muscle pains have gone ?? I have stopped taking the steroids. everything seems fine,
I need an alternative to Ramipril 10mg which has no muscle pain side effects can you help so that I can "prompt" my doctor to change my medication?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

Alternative that is most commonly used instead of Ramipril (which belongs to ACE inhibitor class) is amlodipine (belonging to calcium channel blocker class).

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

I have answered your question above.
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