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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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Captopril (Definition)

It is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which lowers blood pressure, unloads the heart and can protect ...Read more


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Why might an arb be more effective in stabilizing blood pressure than an ACE inhibitor?

Why might an arb be more effective in stabilizing blood pressure than an ACE inhibitor?

ARB vs. ACE: Different people respond to blood pressure medications differently -- so in some people, an arb may be more potent than an ace, and in others vice versa. These medications work at different parts of the renin-angiotensin pathway. ...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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Is Benicar (olmesartan) an ACE inhibitor?

Olmesartan: Olmesartan(benicar)is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It acts further along the same pathway as an ace inhibitor and produces similar effects. ...Read more

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Could a ACE inhibitor cause skin cancer?

Could a ACE inhibitor cause skin cancer?

No: Ace inhibitors used to treat hypertension ( high b p ) acts by preventing conversion of angiotensin i to active angiotensin ii will not cause skin cancer. ...Read more

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Explain ACE inhibitor use as a anti hypertensive?

Relaxes vasc muscle: Angiotensin i is a hormone that is converted to angiotensin ii with the help of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace). Angiotensin ii is a very powerful constrictor of vascular muscle and in doing so increases the pressure inside the vessels (the blood pressure). If you inhibit (or neutralize) the ace then you don't produce as much angiotensin ii and the BP does not increase. ...Read more

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Does ACE inhibitor as a cure for hypertension decrease sexual urges?

Not typically: Not typically but i've had some patients say otherwise so i listen to them & pick alternatives & see if things improve. ...Read more

Antihypertensive (Definition)

Anti hypertensive is a medication used ...Read more