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what medications are classified as ace inhibitors?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
They end in -pril: Look at the generic medication name. If it ends in "pril" it's an ace inhibitor. Common ones: lisinopril, enalapril, captopril, ramipril etc. Their cousins, arbs end in "artan" as in losartan, irbasartan, etc...

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Effect of ACE inhibitors making you feel calmer?

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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 41 years experience
No: There is a common misconception that calm people don't have hypertension and treating antihypertensives will calm people. Overall that is not the case. There may be one exception.Beta blockers block adrenaline which can make one feel calmer. Acei other antihypertensives usually do not result in people feeling calmer.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are second generation ACE inhibitors?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
ACE inhibitors: Lower blood pressure by working in the kidneys. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Which are better ACE inhibitors or arb's?

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Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
They are equal: Both are effective and safe, some people get a dry cough on the ace inhibitors, but otherwise, they are well tolerated.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are ACE inhibitors used for?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Heart and kidney: Ace inhibitors are blood pressure medications used for blood pressure treatment. They also have effects independent of the blood pressure effect on the heart, particularly for people with heart failure, and on the kidneys, particulaly for people who have diabetic-induced kidney disease with protein in the urine.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the distinctions between ACE inhibitors and arbs?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Ace vs arb: They are drugs which block functions at different points in the same pathway. Ace blocks an enzyme and arb blocks a receptor, their effects are similar. It's something like either cutting a wire to a spark plug or damaging the plug itself. Either way you don't get a spark.

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