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Old 02-17-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi all. I have been on Ramipril for years. While Ramipril if I am correct is listed as a blood pressure medication I am on Ramipril because it helps protect your kidney[s].

I am on it because first I was born with 1 kidney but have kidney disease of the one kidney that I do have.

Recently I was taken off of Ramipril because they think that it is affecting my Potassium levels. I normally had Potassium that at times were 4.9 then it would be 5.3. But the last reading was 5.9 which really concerned my endocronoligist that treats me for my diabetes. He had me contact my nephologist ASAP with the intention of stopping the Ramipril.

It appears that the Potassium can be affected by the Ramipril. Has anyone else experienced elevated Potassium levels from the Ramipril?

I was told that there are other medications that I can be on in place of the Ramipril that will work to protect the kidney and not have the side effects that the Ramipril has. I am supposed to go for blood work this week. I have been off the Ramipril for 3 weeks to see if the Potassium level has come down or not.

And I am not sure what can be used in place of the Ramipril and not experience elevated Potassium levels.

Any insight from anyone else experiencing Potassium issues from the Ramipril?

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