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Ace Inhibitors Potassium
2 weeks Ramipril (2.5mg qd) caused potassium to go to 8.5 mmol/L and was stopped. Does this rule out future use of all other ACE inhibitors and ARBs?
Can a ACE test be used to check kidney function on ACE inhibitors? As drugs like ibuprofen and potassium build ups affect blood through kidneys?
I have rising potassium on lisinopril. Switched to amlodipine starting tmrw. What can I expect from change of ACE inhibitor to calcium channel blocker?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
ACE: ACE inhibitors are BP treatment but otherwise don't treat CVA specifically ...Read more
No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read more
Angioendema? Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors. Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions. Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis. Copd?
ACE Inhibitors: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors are the leading cause of drug-induced angioedema in the U.S. Because they are widely prescribed. Most common is swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, although episodic abdominal pain due to intestinal angioedema may occur. Urticaria and itching are notably absent. The rest of the question is too complex to address here. Thanks. ...Read more
Block aldosterone: The primary mechanism of action of a ace inhibitors is to interrupt the renin angiotensin system. One of the results is reduced aldosterone synthesis. Aldosterone is an important hormone responsible for regulating potassium excretion by the kidney. Thus blocking aldosterone reduces the capacity of the kidney to excrete potassium. ...Read more
You can: You can, in fact they make combination pills that contain both. ...Read more
Possibly: In susceptible individuals, ace inhibitors can cause angioedema. This typically involves the lips or the face, but can affect any part of the skin and internal organs such as the intestines. It would be unusual for acei to cause angioedema of only the intestines, however. A thorough evaluation by an allergist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
ACEs vs diuretics: They are not. Diuretics are, on the average much better and less expensive than ACEs. Especially if you are African American. ...Read more
Not in 400 letters!: This is too big of a question and cannot be answered in such a short format. You could ask something more specific so that we can help you. ...Read more
ACE inhibitors: In general wouldn't contribute to arrhythmia so. In some situations could lower pressure and cause cathechol stimulus to arrhythmia. In others might cause electrolyte shift and be associated. Wouldn't be common ...Read more
Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.? Nephrectomy 87.Hptn. On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc? /ckd 3a/age 69.
Why are ACE inhibitors particularly prescribed for persons with left ventricular contractile dysfunction?
If it is not uncommon for ACE inhibitors to produce an annoying cough, why not prescribe arbs from the get go? Are they generally less effective?
Blood Pressure: Meds: 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