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pregnancy and high blood pressure? what drug is safe?

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i am on rampiril drug for high blood pressure but i also think im pregnant because im having all the symptoms, i took urine sample test but given negative reult, if i started 2nd sept drug then same end month im pregnant is the drug a risk for my baby ..if im positive? what safe drug is available that i should continue to take to control my high blood pressure but keep healthy also.please help


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replied October 14th, 2011
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Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Firstly, I’ll suggest confirming the pregnancy. Measuring the serum beta HCG levels is a slightly more sensitive test for ruling out the pregnancy.

Ramipril comes under the category of ACE inhibitors and is not considered safe during pregnancy. The drug commonly used for hypertension during pregnancy is alpha methyl dopa. It makes sense to consult a gynecologist and take a further decision.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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