And they state that Ace-inhibitors prevent the action of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), which is responsible for forming a substance angiotensin-2 that constricts blood vessels and raises the pressure inside them.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) lists four main types of medication offered to manage high blood pressure: ACE inhibitor, ARB, CCB, Diuretic.
ACE inhibitor – angiotensin converting enzyme
Names of these medicines commonly end in ‘pril’. For example, lisinopril, perindopril and ramipril.
ARB – angiotensin receptor blocker
Names of these medicines commonly end in ‘artan’. For example, candesartan, losartan and valsartan.