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ACE inhibitors or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors is a class of drugs that interact with blood enzymes to enlarge or dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. Examples of ACE inhibitors include benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), and ramipril (Altace). Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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