I AM 90 YRS OLD WITH NON FUNCTIONING RT KIDNEY DUE TO OBSTRUCTED URETER. I HAVE HYPERTENSION AND LARGE PROTEINURIA AND TAKE A BETA BLOCKER==IS THERE ANY REASON WHY I CANNOT TAKE AN ACE INHIBITOR? THE 90 YR OLD LEFT KIDNEY SUPPORTS A CREATININE OF 2.3.

I commonly use ACE-inhibitors for treatment of hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  This is particularly the case if there is protein in the urine.  Hence, if you need a second medication for treatment of hypertension, an ACE-inhibitor would be a proper choice.  This is true regardless of your age.

 

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