INHIBITOR OF THE CONVERTING ENZYME ANGIOTENSIN
The Inhibitors of the converting enzyme angiotensin (ICEA)
benazepril [Lotensin™], captopril [Capoten™], cilazapril [Inhibace™], enalapril [Vasotec™], fosinopril [Monopril™], Lisinopril [Prinivil™, Zestril™], perindopril [Coversyl™], quinapril [Accupril™], ramipril [Altace™], trandolapril [Mavik™]
The ICEA prevent the creation of an enzyme that increases blood pressure and play a role in the restructuring of the heart after a heart attack (normally called remodelling). The restructuring created by this enzyme is however not necessarily effective to assure the best functioning of the heart.
We use ICEA to reduce blood pressure, favor optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and allow the heart to regain strength.
Depending on the molecule used, the ICEA must be taken between once and three times per day. Always follow your doctor’s and your pharmacist’s recommendations.
The most frequent side effect is dizziness. Some people may develop a cough when taking this medication (dry coughing at bedtime or throughout the night). Advise your doctor or your pharmacist it this is the case.