ACE Inhibitors Side Effects

ACE inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are heart medications that widen, or dilate, your blood vessels. That increases the amount of blood your heart pumps and lowers blood pressure.

They also raise blood flow, which helps to lower your heart’s workload.

ACE inhibitors include
  • Accupril (quinapril)
  • Aceon (perindopril)
  • Altace (ramipril)
  • Capoten (captopril)
  • Lotensin (benazepril)
  • Mavik (trandolapril)
  • Monopril (fosinopril)
  • Prinivil, Zestril (lisinopril)
  • Univasc (moexipril)
  • Vasotec (enalapril)

ACE Inhibitor side effects
The most common side effects are
  • Cough
  • Elevated blood potassium levels
  • Low blood pressure,
  • dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal taste (metallic or salty taste)
  • Rash
  • Chest pain
  • Increased uric acid levels
  • Sun sensitivity


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