ACE inhibitors inhibit the formation of a hormone called angiotensin II; this hormone causes blood vessels to narrow. The ACE inhibitors cause the blood vessels to relax and thus lowering of blood pressure.
ACE inhibitor medications
- Aceon (generic name - Perindopril)
- Accupril (Quinapril)
- Altace (Ramipril)
- Capoten (Captopril)
- Lotensin (Benazepril)
- Mavik (Trandolapril)
- Monopril (Fosinopril)
- Prinivil (Lisinopril)
- Univasc (Moexipril)
- Vasotec (Enalapril)
- Vasotec IV (Enalaprilat)
- Zestril (Lisinopril)
Avoid ACE inhibitor
Avoid ACE inhibitor, if you are:
- Pregnant should discuss with the doctor regarding the risks of using these medications late in pregnancy.
- Have kidney or liver problems, diabetes, or heart problems should discuss with the doctor before using ACE medications.
- Taking diuretics (water pills) should discuss with the doctor before using ACE medications.
ACE inhibitor’s Side Effects
Cough, dizzy, tiredness, headache, sleeping problems, fast heart beat.
ACE inhibitor’s Warning Signs
Consult doctor immediately if you are having chest pain, breathing or swallowing problems, swelling in the face, eyes, lips, tongue, or legs.