ADR’s:Dry hacking cough (~ 5%, most common reason to d/c and start ARBS instead), First-dose hypotension, Hyperkalemia(can cause arrhythmias), Renal failure (okay to use if one kidney), Angioedema-rare but potentially fatal
**swelling of tongue and face medical emergency- stop meds, give Benedryl, steroid, or epinephrine, and never give ACE inhibitor or ARBS again.
Drug interactions: Drugs that lower BP, Drugs that increase potassium, Lithium
Contraindications: Dont use in pregnancy
stay hydrated- dehyrdation can cause renal failure
dont take salt substitute b/c na=K-->hyperkalemia
For microalbuminemia in diabetes