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  • n. An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor used in the treatment of hypertension and some types of chronic heart failure.

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  • n. an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks

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  • In that case, newer and more expensive drugs called ACE inhibitors, such as enalapril (Vasotec and generic) and lisinopril (Prinivil and generic), offer special benefits, since they not only lower blood pressure but protect the kidneys from diabetes-related damage.

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  • The one exception: Combining a potassium-retaining diuretic and an ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (generic, Lotensin), captopril (generic, Capoten), or enalapril (generic, Vasotec), can cause worrisome potassium accumulation even in people with healthy kidneys.

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  • And, of course, his mom is always there to check Gage's blood pressure regularly with a home monitor, and to make sure the second-grader doesn't skip a dose of his once-a-day enalapril.

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  • Cohn et al., “A comparison of enalapril with hydralazine-isosorbide dinitrate in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure,” New England Journal of Medicine 325 1991, 303–310.

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  • These mechanisms therefore highly enalapril and kidney disease days of fluconazole less toxic than amphotericin b process.

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  • Lisinopril is a fine drug, as is benazepril, enalapril and many others.

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  • One study compares two different surgical approaches; the other looks at whether giving the ACE-inhibitor enalapril to such infants on top of other medicines improves their outcomes.

    Little Hearts, Big Problems

  • The study group has so far tried seven different chemicals, including aspirin and the cardiovascular drug enalapril, generally with middling results.

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  • Its generic equivalent, enalapril, will do the same job for $55.

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  • Commonly prescribed ACE inhibitors include enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, ramipril (Altace), and trandolapril (Mavik).

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