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Angioedema and ACE inhibitors
This alert is to inform you about a reaction called angioedema which causes sudden swelling of the body, especially of the face (such as eyelids or lips), tongue, or throat, that may occur when you start or increase the dose of an ACE inhibitor (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, such as PERINDOPRIL or ACEON) or a product that contains an ACE inhibitor. African Americans and women seem to be at a higher risk for this reaction. Although information on this side effect is included in the current labeling for these medications, a new study reinforces that patients and their physicians should be aware of this side effect and what to do if it occurs. For more information, please visit: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/6/1624
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Angioedema and ACE inhibitors
This alert is to inform you about a reaction called angioedema which causes sudden swelling of the body, especially of the face (such as eyelids or lips), tongue, or throat, that may occur when you start or increase the dose of an ACE inhibitor (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, such as QUINAPRIL or ACCUPRIL) or a product that contains an ACE inhibitor. African Americans and women seem to be at a higher risk for this reaction. Although information on this side effect is included in the current labeling for these medications, a new study reinforces that patients and their physicians should be aware of this side effect and what to do if it occurs. For more information, please visit: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/6/1624
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Perindopril MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Quinapril MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Moexipril MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Trandolapril MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Captopril and Hydrochlorothiazide MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Enalapril Maleate with Hydrochlorothiazide MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Lisinopril with Hydrochlorothiazide MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Hydrochlorothiazide with Moexipril Hydrochloride MediGuard CRT
2008-08-12 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Hydrochlorothiazide with Quinapril Hydrochloride MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Amlodipine Besylate with Benazepril MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Lexxel MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Angioedema and ACE inhibitors Trandolapril with Verapamil MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Use of alendronate (Fosamax) by women associated with an increased risk of an abnormal heart rhythm Alendronate MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Use of alendronate (Fosamax) by women associated with an increased risk of an abnormal heart rhythm Alendronate and Vitamin D MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Heart risks associated with celecoxib (Celebrex) Celecoxib MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases risk for non-cancerous breast disease and stroke Estrogens Conjugated MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases risk for non-cancerous breast disease and stroke Estrogens Conjugated with Medroxyprogesterone MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Heart risks with calcium supplements in healthy post-menopausal women Calcium Carbonate MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Heart risks with calcium supplements in healthy post-menopausal women Calcium Citrate MediGuard CRT
2008-08-13 Heart risks with calcium supplements in healthy post-menopausal women MediGuard CRT