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Prescription Drug Coverage

Altace (Ramipril) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Ramipril (generic Altace). Learn more about Altace and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Altace
Chemical name: Ramipril

Brand name: Altace

Typical dosage: 10mg

Typical type: Capsule1

Altace is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart failure. Altace is available as a brand name or as a generic and comes as an oral capsule.

Altace is a medication that contains the active ingredient Ramipril. Altace is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent heart failure after a heart attack. Altace is also used to reduce your risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.

Altace is an ACE inhibitor that blocks chemicals that increase your blood pressure. It helps your blood vessels relax, which lowers your blood pressure. It is typically taken 1-2 times daily.

Altace is typically well tolerated, but it can cause dizziness, headache, cough and sleepiness.

How much does Ramipril cost with Medicare?

Ramipril coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Ramipril?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Ramipril, the generic form of Altace, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Ramipril include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Ramipril. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit MyRxPlans.com.

Additional information

Try to take your dose of Altace at the same time of day. You can sprinkle the contents of the capsule on applesauce or in apple juice or a glass of water if you cannot swallow the capsule. Do not chew capsules.

Altace is an important medication to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. You may not be able to feel Altace working, but don’t stop taking Altace without talking to your doctor first.

Do not take Altace if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant in the near future. This medication can be fatal to an unborn baby.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

 

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Altace. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Altace/medicare-coverage.

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation. www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2023-spotlight-first-look.