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ACE Inhibitor Adverse Effects: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

ACE Inhibitor Adverse Effects: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are prescribed frequently and effectively for hypertension and heart failure, as well as to reduce urine protein excretion.1 That said, like other pharmaceuticals, they have their own adverse-effect profile.

Because some of the adverse effects can be serious (eg, angioneurotic edema [ANE] and hyperkalemia), clinicians have questions regarding safety. In addition, it may be asked whether substituting other renin-angiotensin-aldosterone antagonists (such as angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs]) after a serious adverse effect with an ACE inhibitor is safe.

Following are questions you may have about ACE inhibitor adverse effects but were afraid to ask:

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