Review: could Ramipril cause Cataract?


Cataract is found among people who take Ramipril, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 35,990 people who have side effects while taking Ramipril from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Ramipril has active ingredients of ramipril. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Ramipril 36,979 users)


Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with sepsis, cardiac failure, high blood pressure, fatigue, eye irritation (latest reports from 19,453 Cataract patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

35,990 people reported to have side effects when taking Ramipril.
Among them, 99 people (0.28%) have Cataract

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ramipril cause Cataract?

Time on Ramipril when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Ramipril *:

  • female: 35.11 %
  • male: 64.89 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Ramipril *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 13.89 %
  • 50-59: 9.72 %
  • 60+: 72.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (22 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (11 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 people)
  • Glaucoma (9 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (25 people)
  • Zyprexa (14 people)
  • Alfacalcidol (14 people)
  • Zometa (12 people)
  • Clonidine (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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