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Doctor insights on: Ace Inhibitor Overdose

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What is an ACE inhibitor/medicine?

What is an ACE inhibitor/medicine?

Blood Pressure Treat: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidney, sympathetic tone, aldosterone and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone) secretion. The inhibition of this conversion decreases blood pressure and wall stress in the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Type of BP med: An ace inhibitor, or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, is a type of blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are some different types of ACE inhibitor medications?

ACE-I: ACE-I or angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors, usually end with the suffix "-pril." They include benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, and trandolapril. ...Read more

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Which is better, ACE inhibitor vs. Arb in layman terms please?

Which is better, ACE inhibitor vs. Arb in layman terms please?

Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hbp #: how long would it typically take for an extended release ACE inhibitor to have it's full effect?

Hbp #: how long would it typically take for an  extended release ACE inhibitor to have it's full effect?

Days: Most long-acting ace-i (and many other cardiac meds) produce a measurable response within a couple days but may take up to 2-3 weeks for the full effect. ...Read more

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Is ACE inhibitor such as captropil effective as an antihypertensive or everyone?

Is ACE inhibitor such as captropil effective as an antihypertensive or everyone?

1size never fits all: In medicine, one size doesn't fit all. An ace inhibitor may be more appropriate if you have diabetes, since it can protect the kidneys from diabetic damage. If you have cardiac problems, a beta blocker may be more appropriate. Sometimes, a pt needs to use more than one HTN medication. This is why you & your doctor should discuss which blood pressure med is best in your p[articular case. ...Read more

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Hbp #: if there were to be unwanted side effects for a prescribed ACE inhibitor, would it be more prevalent with an extended release form, or not?

Hbp #: if there were to be unwanted side effects for a prescribed ACE inhibitor, would it be more prevalent with an extended release form, or not?

No difference: Side effects form the medication are no different whether given as short- or long-acting. You may feel the effect of the medication more with short-acting forms (such as lightheaded with BP meds as it brings the pressure down). The most common side effect from ace is cough which occurs with either form. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a beta blocker for hbp may give minimal lowering results but a switch to an ACE inhibitor may result in better lowering results?

Hypertension: Various medications can have varied effectiveness in different patients. Beta blocker is not a highly potent antihypertensive. Ace inhibitors are effective but not always more so than beta blockers. ...Read more

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Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Depends: I agree that twice daily dosing in clinical trials has somewhat better effects on the neuroendocrine system, however many pills are not safe to split--especially extended release formulations. It depends on the manufacturer. Aceon, mavik, (trandolapril) and univasc may be splittable ace inhibitors if you are trying to save money, but please consult your doctor first! don't split non-scored pills! ...Read more

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Why would someone with CHF be on an ACE inhibitor but not a diuretic?

Why would someone with CHF be on an ACE inhibitor but not a diuretic?

Usually both: Pharmacological treatment of heart failure include:
Diuretics
Beta Blockers
Ace inh OR ARB (not both) and
Aldosterone blockers.
Sometimes, one is more useful than the other, and depending of circumstances, MDs may elect to omit one or two.
Exercise, diet, weight loss, are always part of treatment of CHF. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor. Are there any good alternatives?

Lisinopril choices: Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It not only reduces blood pressure, it also reduces proteinuria. The most common adverse effect of drugs of a class is a dry cough. Another class of drugs, call angiotensin receptor blockers (arb) can do the same two things and have a much lower reported incidence of cough. Ask your physician for more advice. ...Read more

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What sort of blood pressure problem requires the use of an ACE inhibitor?

Any, if tolerated: Ace inhibitors are a cornerstone of almost any hypertensive patient, especially if a patient has diabetes or heart failure. Monitoring of kidney tests and potassium and watching for cough or rarely rashes or swelling of the lips and eyelids are adverse effects that need medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic on kidney?

What is the difference between an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic on kidney?

ACE diuretic: ACE blocks conversion of Angio I to II and if BP falls a lot kidneys may fail.Diuretics get rid of salt Na at different parts of renal tubule. Google this for more details. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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