Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)

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Definition: The acronym “ACE” represents “Angiotensin Converting Enzyme” and is an oral drug that blocks the action of an enzyme that causes the blood vessels to contract. 

Examples: Examples of ACE inhibitors include: Benazepril (Lotensin) ; Captopril; Enalapril (Vasotec); Fosinopril; Lisinopril (Zestril); Moexipril (Univasc); Perindopril (Aceon); Quinapril (Accupril); Ramipril (Altace); Trandolapril (Mavik). Which ACE inhibitor is best for you depends on your health condition being treated and you should consult with your treating physician.

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