ACE Inhibitors Snapshot

EXAMPLES:
Benzapril (Lotensin)
Captopril (Capoten)
Enalapril (Vaster)
Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinvil)
Quinapril (Accupril)
Ramipril (Atlace)

COMBO MEDS
Often combined with HCTZ (diuretic)

INDICATIONS
Hypertension
CHF
MI, acute
Diabetic patient-may actually improve renal function (1)

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
Angioedema
Dry cough
Hyperkalemia
Hypotension

CONTRAINDICATED
Pregnant
Renal artery stenosis
Renal failure

REFERENCES:
1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11708761
2) Epocrates: https://online.epocrates.com

DISCLAIMER: This is not an all-inclusive list. There are other contraindications, side effects, etc

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