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