Common blood pressure drugs can trigger rare allergic reaction

Published: April, 2014

Taking an ACE inhibitor? Tell your doctor if you notice any swelling of your lips or tongue.

In the world of cardiovascular drugs, ACE inhibitors are all-stars. These blood vessel-widening drugs lower blood pressure, ease the workload of an ailing heart, and ward off kidney disease in people with diabetes. Examples include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), and lisinopril (Prinivil).

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