Conditions Category: ACE INHIBITORS

Potential side effects

Be prepared to have your blood pressure checked as the dose is increased, as ACE inhibitors can reduce your blood pressure, which is sometimes a good thing. However your health team will not want your blood pressure falling too low, especially if they are making you feel dizzy and unsteady. Always check things out with […]

August 4, 2022

Why take them

They are usually taken once a day, but occasionally your health professional may recommend that they are taken twice a day, in effect splitting the dose. When you first start on ACE inhibitors you will be started on a small dose which is gradually increased until you are on the top dose or a dose […]

August 4, 2022

What do they do

ACE inhibitors are one of the major drug classes that are used in heart failure. Their role is to reduce the work load of the heart, by reducing the amount of fluid pumped around the body. They also help the heart by relaxing blood vessels, which then reduces the amount of force needed to pump […]

August 4, 2022