Motherrisk Update: Taking ACE inhibitors during pregnancy. Is it safe?

Savithiri Ratnapalan, Gideon Koren

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Abstract

Question. A pregnant patient is taking enalapril for primary hypertension. How safe are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) during pregnancy? Answer. Evidence of whether ACEIs cause problems during the first trimester of pregnancy is reassuring. There is evidence that they cause severe renal and other problems during the second and third trimesters, however. These drugs should be avoided during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1049
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Volume48
Issue numberJUN.
StatePublished - 2002

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