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Metoprolol + Ramipril is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). It can also be used to treat and prevent heart failure and reduces the chances of hospitalization among the heart patients. It also protects the function of kidneys particularly in patients who have both hypertension and type II diabetes mellitus.
Metoprolol: Antihypertensive agents (Beta-blockers)
Ramipril: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker. It blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the body (such as adrenaline) that increases heart rate and blood pressure.
Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor. It blocks the effects of certain enzymes in the body (such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)) that causes narrowing of blood vessels and increase in blood pressure.
Collectively, blocking the actions of adrenaline and ACE which reduces the strain on the heart and relaxes the blood vessels supplying the heart and the kidneys, which improves blood flow and oxygen supply to them and reduces blood pressure and kidney damage.
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