Hypertension and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
ACE inhibitors may be prescribed for people with hypertension and related conditions.
Common ACE inhibitors include:
Effect of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors on Hypertension
ACE inhibitors relax the blood vessels and lower blood pressure by blocking the production of angiotensin, a hormone that causes the blood vessels to constrict.
Side Effects and Warnings
Possible side effects of ACE inhibitors include:
- Increased levels of potassium in the blood, altered kidney function
- Altered sense of taste
- Low blood pressure
- Skin rashes