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Nursing Interventions:Obtain BP before administering and monitor any changes. Monitor for decreased WBC count, hyperkalemia, liver function, and GFR/creatinineObtain blood pressure before administering – holdtypically if SBP is less than 90. Change position slowly,especially with elderly to prevent orthostatic changes.ACE inhibitors should be taken on an empty stomach onehour before meals.Oral or IVWork by causing relaxation of blood vessels aswell as a decrease in blood volume, which leadsto lower blood pressure and decreased oxygendemand from the heartDry cough, increased potassium levels inthe blood (hyperkalemia), fatigue, dizzinessfrom blood pressure going too low,headaches, loss of taste, angioedemahigh blood pressure, coronary artery disease,heart failure, diabetes, certain chronic kidney
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