ACE inhibitors and ARBs are medicines used to control blood pressure. They allow blood vessels to relax and open up. This lowers your blood pressure.
When you have diabetes, taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB can help to:
An ACE inhibitor or ARB is a good choice for people with diabetes. Unlike some medicines, these don't affect blood sugar levels.
ACE inhibitors include:
All medicines can cause side effects.
Some side effects of ACE inhibitors include:
Some side effects of ARBs include:
You may have other side effects or reactions not listed here. Check the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of: March 13, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism & David C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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