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Red rash on hands, foreskin peeling. Is Ramipril the cause?

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taking ramipril 2.5mg two weeks now , red rash oon hands and foreskin peeling , is meds the cause
Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 9 minutes later

Thanks for the query

I would like to know more about the problem in order to come to a conclusion

1. Did the red rash and peeling start 2 weeks ago? If not when did it start?
2. What were you taking for blood pressure control before ramipril?
3. Do you have fever?
4. Are you allergic to anything?

Please get back to me with these answers so that I can come to a diagnosis.
I am awaiting your reply

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Follow-up: Red rash on hands, foreskin peeling. Is Ramipril the cause? 53 minutes later
started about 1 week after taking ramipril.
on no blood pressure treatment before ramipril
no fever
not allergic to anthing
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 16 hours later

Thanks for replying to my questions.

Ramipril belong to a class of anti hypertensives called ACE inhibitors, it is known to cause skin peeling and red patches in some people, it also exacerbates psoriatic lesions in people suffering from psoriasis.

You seem to be facing the side effects of the drug and you need to be shifted on to another drug like a calcium channel blocker. Please consult your physician as soon as possible

For the rashes kindly see a good dermatologist. In the mean while,
1. Apply calamine lotion over these lesions. It will bring in a soothing effect and reduce the inflammation.
2. Abstain from unprotected sexual intercourse until the rashes heal.
3. Avoid exposure to the sun.

I hope I have answered your query, please accept my answer if there are no further queries.

I wish you good health.

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