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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Ramipril (ramipril systemic) is a member of the drug class angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and is used to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure and Left Ventricular Dysfunction.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antihypertensive agent

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Treatment of heart failure

ACE inhibitor (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor)

Chemical Name

Cyclopenta[b]pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid, 1-[2-[[1-(etoxycarbonyl)-3-phenylpropyl]amino]-1-oxopropyl]octahydro-, [2S-[1[R*(R*)],2α,3aβ,6aβ]]-

Foreign Names

  • Ramiprilum (Latin)
  • Ramipril (German)
  • Ramipril (French)
  • Ramipril (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ramipril (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN)
  • Hoe 498 (IS: HoechstRoussel)
  • Ramipril (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Ramiprilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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