Acepress is an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor that is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and cases of congestive heart failure. It keeps angiotensin, a chemical in the blood, from metabolizing into a dangerous substance that allows the body to retain more salt and water, leading to hypertension and eventual heart failure.
Acepress also works by relaxing the blood vessels and enabling blood to flow more freely throughout the body. It can be used alone or taken with diuretics in the treatment of high blood pressure. For management of congestive heart failure, it is usually combined with both digitalis and diuretics.
This medication is also used to treat kidney disorders in diabetic patients. It reduces the risk of further cardiac arrest in patients who have previously had a heart attack, and can improve the chances of survival after heart failure.
Acepress has been prescribed for the treatment of angina pectoris (a crushing chest pain), rheumatoid arthritis, and Raynaud's phenomenon (a blood vessel disorder).
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