ACE Inhibitors

What are ACE Inhibitors?

Description: ACE inhibitors is short for Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.  To lower blood pressure ACE inhibitors block an enzyme in the body that is responsible for causing the blood vessels to narrow.  ACE inhibitors also the salt content of the body which helps decrease Blood Pressure.

Prescribed for:

  • (Hypertension) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)   
  • High Blood Pressure (HTN)

Common Drugs in Class:

  • Benazepril (Lotensin)
  • Captopril
  • Enalapril (Vasotec)
  • Fosinopril
  • Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
  • Moexipril
  • Perindopril (Aceon)
  • Quinapril (Accupril)
  • Ramipril (Altace)
  • Trandolapril (Mavik)

Common class side effects:

  • A dry cough
  • Increased blood-potassium level (hyperkalemia)
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of taste
Updated on December 24, 2018

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