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.
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.