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Can pregnant women take ACE inhibitors?

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No. ACE inhibitors can lower blood pressure and cause kidney failure or high potassium levels in the blood of the mother. They can cause death or deformity in the newborn.

Also, women should not breastfeed if they take an ACE inhibitor because the medicine can pass through breast milk.

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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