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When should you call your doctor about the side effects of ACE inhibitors?

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If you have any of the following side effects, call your doctor right away:

If you have swelling of your neck, face, or tongue, get emergency medical help immediately. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you become sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea, you may become dehydrated, which can lead to low blood pressure. Call your doctor. You should also contact your doctor if you have any other symptoms that cause concern.

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Mouth sores
  • Unusual bruising
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling of feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Weakness or heaviness in legs

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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