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Unformatted text preview: Side effects: • Dry cough (due to increased bradykinin) • Rarely hypersensitivity - angioedema, proteinuria and neutropenia. • Sudden hypotension on first dose (esp patients on diuretics – due to hyponatraemia). • Renal failure in patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis. • Hyperkalaemia (due to reduced aldosterone secretion) if taking K+ supplements or on K+ sparing diuretics. Contraindications: • Renovascular disease – e.g. suspected bilateral RAS. • Pregnancy Caution: • Symptomatic aortic stenosis. • Renal failure. • Patient on other drugs that cause hyperkalaemia Monitor: • U&E for 2/52 after starting Interactions: • NSAIDs reduce effects • Diuretics increase risk of hypotension • Increases effects of lithium...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10