ACE Inhibitors

Brand Names: Lotensin, Vasotec, Prinivil, Zestril, Univasc, Aceon, Accupril, Altace, Mavik

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is an oral medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure and weak heart muscle. ACE Inhibitors help relax blood vessels by preventing an enzyme in the body from producing angiotensin II, which is a component of the body's blood pressure regulating system. Angiotensin II affects your cardiovascular system by narrowing your blood vessels and releasing hormones that can raise your blood pressure, which can force your heart to work harder.

Dry cough, Dizziness, Headache, Feeling tired, Loss of appetite, Upset stomach

Community Rating: 3.2

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ACE Inhibitors Reviews

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Pros: Lisinopril is usually the least-expensive, first option for blood pressure treatment. Ramipril is another drug in this class.

Cons: Common side effects include coughing.

Overall: Lisinopril made me so dizzy I couldn't sit up. Ramipril gave me a cough that felt as bad as if I had been battling pneumonia.

By tmana
Questionable

Pros: I see no pros with this med. at all

Cons: It makes ur heart work harder. That doesn't sound healthy at all?? Rather stroke possibly???

Overall: :-/...... Rather dangerous med.

By artqween