angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

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A group of drugs (e.g. lisinopril, captopril) used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive cardiac failure. Side-effects include dry mouth (xerostomia), glossitis, dry cough, angioedema, and lichenoid-type reactions. Captopril is associated with depression of the bone marrow and can lead to anaemia and spontaneous bruising or bleeding.

Further reading:

Wakefield Y. S., Theaker E. D., Pemberton M. N. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and delayed onset, recurrent angioedema of the head and neck. Br Dent J 2008;205:553–6.

Subjects: Dentistry — Chemistry.

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