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Is it safe to discontinue Ramipril while having BP?

I am taking ramapril for medium blood pressure early last year, but I am now on a healthier diet and would like to come off the ramapril. How do I wean myself off these tablets, I am not happy with the contents of the capsule like sls and want to keep my blood pressure down naturally and healthily.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
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Starting antihypertensives is second line to manage high BP. Lifestyle management and exercise should be tried first. In your case if you have already exhausted these general measures before starting Ramipril then stopping Ramipril may not going to help but if you started Ramipril before trying the general lifestyle measures then stopping Ramipril may help achieving your BP target for mild hypertension. In that case the Ramipril should be stopped gradually tapering down the dose over a week while already on lifestyle measures.
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