What are ACE inhibitors?

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors widen your blood vessels making it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body. ACE inhibitors are given to most people with heart failure. Side-effects may include a dry cough and low blood pressure, which may make you feel dizzy. If you get a cough when taking ACE inhibitors, see your doctor.

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What are ACE inhibitors used for?

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...

Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

BP Medicine. An ACE inhibitor or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor is a category of medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It blocks the conversion of an enzyme in the renin angiotensin system in the body which raises blood pressure. Common oral medicines in the ACE inhibitor category are enalapril, lisinopril, and ramipril. Read more...
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...

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...
ACE inhibitor. inhibits the conversion of Anigotensin I to II. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. Read more...

What medications are classified as ACE inhibitors?

They end in -pril. Look at the generic medication name. If it ends in "pril" it's an ace inhibitor. Common ones: lisinopril, enalapril, captopril, ramipril etc. Their cousins, arbs end in "artan" as in losartan, irbasartan, etc... Read more...

What are the distinctions between ACE inhibitors and arbs?

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...

What are the benefits of ACE inhibitors with type 1 diabetes?

It help. Compared with placebo ace inhibitors (captopril, lisinopril, enalapril, perindopril, and ramipril) are more effective at reducing progression to macroalbuminuria, and at increasing regression to normoalbuminuria in normotensive people with type 1 diabetes and microalbuminuria. Read more...