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ACE Inhibitors

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ACE Inhibitors

ACE Inhibitors - What is it for

The ACE-inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) are used to reduce the production of a substance called angiotensin II that causes the blood vessels to narrow.

ACE Inhibitors - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can ACE Inhibitors cause?

The most common side effect is a dry hacking cough that is persistent and annoying. Other side effects are rare and include rash, loss of taste and lightheadedness on getting up.

Before taking ACE Inhibitors, what precautions must I follow?

If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, you should inform your doctor. The medicine should not be taken together with high doses of diuretics as this may give rise to low blood pressure. Your doctor may need to monitor you for electrolyte imbalances when you are on this medicine.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take ACE Inhibitors?

ACE Inhibitors - Dosage and How to Use

How should ACE Inhibitors be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double the dosage.

What should I do if I overdose?

ACE Inhibitors - Handling and Storage

How should I handle ACE Inhibitors safely?

How should I store ACE Inhibitors?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Others;#

Unless instructed otherwise, store your medicines in a cool, dry place and protect them from moisture, heat and direct sunlight.

Store medicine in the original labelled container. Do not keep different types of medicine together in one container.

How should I dispose of ACE Inhibitors safely?

ACE Inhibitors - Additional Information

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