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A 40-year-old member asked:

can i continue to take my ace inhibitor for my high blood pressure even though i am pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Ace inhibitors are not used during pregnancy. There are lots of alternatives and your doctor should be able to find a safe medication that controls your blood pressure. Ace inhibitors can cause birth defects and should be avoided.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Definitely not! you must stop the ACE inhibitor immediately or it can cause damage to your developing child.

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What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

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