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

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

Decrease aldosterone secretion.

Captopril (Capoten)

Prevents conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, resulting in lower aldosterone secretion.

Enalapril (Vasotec)

Competitive inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Reduces angiotensin II levels, decreasing aldosterone secretion. Clinical response usually observed within 15 min of administration.


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