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What are some tips for taking ACE inhibitors?

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  • ACE inhibitors should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before meals.
  • Do not use salt substitutes while taking ACE Inhibitors.
  • Avoid over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen).
  • Have your blood pressure and kidneys checked regularly.
  • Never stop taking your medication, even if you feel that it is not working, without discussing it with your doctor first.

From: High Blood Pressure and ACE Inhibitors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

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