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Doctor insights on: What Is An Ace Inhibitor Medication

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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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Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long term medication due to numerous side effects and ideally has be used for short duration only. ...Read more

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What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

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

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Can Norvasc (amlodipine) be taken with an ACE inhibitor & a diuretic? Is this safe?

Can Norvasc (amlodipine) be taken with an ACE inhibitor & a diuretic? Is this safe?

Combination of meds: The answer to your question is a resounding "yes". These drugs combined have no interaction and may be needed to treat a patient's hypertension. ...Read more

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Why is it important to take the ACE inhibitor Lisinopril for hypertension?

Why ACE for HTN?: Why is it important to take the ACE inhibitor Lisinopril for hypertension? ANS: it will enable you to live longer and healthier. But causes some to cough. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Chf medication, what is a enalapril substitute?

Chf medication, what is a enalapril substitute?

CHF med substitute.: Enalapril is an ace-i. It leads to vasodilatation and naturesis. Thereby decreasing the the cardiac pressures and work the heart has to do to work. Substitutes are nitrates with diuretic calcium channel blockers. It is contraindicated in bilateral renal stenosis new renal dysfunction and sulfa allergy to some of them. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-hypertensive drugs to be given for a patient with hyperlipidemia (beta-blocker vs ACE inhibitor)?

Depends on co-morbid: Depends on other co-morbidities. That is, if hypertensive patient is also diabetic, then ACE inhibitor. If patient is hypertensive and has a history of coronary disease, then ACE inhib and beta-blocker given their secondary benefits, etc. Each patient is unique and the whole pic needs to be considered. ...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?

Differences: Diuretics increase urination where as ace inhibitors decrease BP & reduce proteinuria if present but do not increase urination. ...Read more

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Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related? ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.

Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related?  ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.

Labile Bp: The life style approaches would be. 1. Try classic transcendental meditation. Works great for some. Get loseit and track salt sodium intake for a week or fitness pal and do both Na and K. If Na>1,500 mg/ d or K <4,700 mg /d get DASH EATIMG PLAN. POCKET BOOKS, DASH DIET VGOR HTN. Do chap9 exactly for 2 weeks. Get back with me then. ...Read more

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What medication can I use as an alternative to beta blockers?

Reason taking?: If you are taking it for blood pressure, there are multiple non-beta blocker options available, including ACE inhibitors, ARBs, calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, etc. If you are taking it to slow a rapid heart rate condition, then non-dihydropididine calcium channel blockers, diltiazem or verapamil, may be options. ...Read more