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Can I take angiotensin converting enyme (ACE) inhibitors if I'm pregnant?

Research shows that using angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors during pregnancy, especially after the first three months, can cause low blood pressure, severe kidney failure, too much potassium or even death in the newborn. Therefore, it is important that you check with your doctor immediately if you are taking these drugs and think you may be pregnant.

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