ACE Inhibitors (cont.)

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What are some examples of ACE inhibitors

The following is a list of the ACE inhibitors that are available in the United States:

For what conditions are ACE inhibitors used?

ACE inhibitors are used for controlling high blood pressure, treating heart failure, preventing strokes, and preventing kidney damage in people with hypertension or diabetes. They also improve survival after heart attacks. In studies, individuals with hypertension, heart failure, or prior heart attacks who were treated with an ACE inhibitor lived longer than patients who did not take an ACE inhibitor. Because they prevent early death resulting from hypertension, heart failure or heart attacks, ACE inhibitors are an important group of drugs. Some individuals with hypertension do not respond sufficiently to ACE inhibitors alone. In these cases, other drugs often are used in combination with ACE inhibitors.

Are there any differences among the different types of ACE inhibitors?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/21/2013


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