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Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Same as short-term
Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer.
Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Same as short-term
Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer.
Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Early side effects
The potential side effects, if they're going to occur, such as cough, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment - all occur early on.
If you've tolerated the medicine for a few weeks, you're going to be fine over the long term.

In brief: Early side effects
The potential side effects, if they're going to occur, such as cough, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment - all occur early on.
If you've tolerated the medicine for a few weeks, you're going to be fine over the long term.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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