How Do ACEIHCTZ Combos Work?

Reviewed on 11/1/2021

HOW DO ACEI/HCTZ COMBOS WORK?

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) combos are a type of antihypertensive drug used in the management of high blood pressure

ACEI blocks the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is responsible for converting angiotensin I into angiotensin II. This conversion is responsible for the constriction of arteries and veins, leading to increased blood pressure.

HCTZ increases sodium, potassium, and chloride excretion through urine, thus reducing the excess blood pressure.

ACEI and HCTZ, when used in combination, can lead to a significant decrease in blood pressure.

HOW ARE ACEI/HCTZ COMBOS USED?

ACEI/HCTZ combos are beneficial for treating severe hypertension

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ACEI/HCTZ COMBOS?

ACEI/HCTZ combos can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF ACEI/HCTZ COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of ACEI/HCTZ combos include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/acei-hctz-combos

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