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ACE Inhibitor

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Any substance that inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Inhibition of ACE results in a reduction in angiotensin II and angiotensin II-induced aldosterone secretion, causing vasodilation and natriuresis.

Common ACE and ARB's With Brand Names

ACE Inhibitors Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
benazepril (Lotensin) candesartan (Atacand)
captopril (Capoten) eprosartan (Tevetan)
enalapril (Vasotec) irbesartan (Avapro)
fosinopril (Monopril) losartan (Cozaar)
lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) olmesartan (Benicar)
perindopril (Aceon) telmisartan (Micardis)
quinapril (Accupril) valsartan (Diovan)
ramipril (Altace)
trandolapril (Mavik)


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