Which medications in the drug class Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are used in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: Sohail Abdul Salim, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

Comparative studies show ACE inhibitors are more effective than other antihypertensives (ie, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers) in reducing blood pressure and proteinuria, protecting renal function, and delaying onset of ESRD.

Benazepril (Lotensin)

Prevents conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, which is a potent vasoconstrictor. Also causes lower aldosterone secretion, thus reducing systemic and glomerular capillary pressure.


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