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What are some other guidelines for taking ACE inhibitors?

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While taking an ACE inhibitor, have your blood pressure and kidney health checked regularly, as advised by your doctor.

Never stop taking your medication, even if you feel that it is not working. Your heart failure symptoms may not improve right away when taking ACE inhibitors, but long-term use of ACE inhibitors helps manage chronic heart failure and reduces the risk that it will get worse.

From: Heart Failure and ACE Inhibitors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "'ACE Inhibitors' and 'ARBs' To Protect Your Heart?"

MedlinePlus: "ACE inhibitors."

ConsumerReports.org: "ACE Inhibitors."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2016

SOURCES:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "'ACE Inhibitors' and 'ARBs' To Protect Your Heart?"

MedlinePlus: "ACE inhibitors."

ConsumerReports.org: "ACE Inhibitors."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2016

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