Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

High Blood Pressure ACE Inhibitors

ACE inhibitors lower blood pressure by dilating arteries in the body. ACE inhibitors also reduce the risk of heart attack and help prevent heart failure, especially in those with diabetes.

Side effects include dizziness, sedation, fatigue, impotence, and depression. Rarely, ACE inhibitors cause swelling of the mouth or tongue, called angioedema.

ACE inhibitors for hypertension:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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