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How does enalapril help prevent kidney problems?

Enalapril is in the class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. When the action of ACE is blocked (inhibited), many effects, including blood vessel dilation, lead to a lowering of blood pressure. Controlling high blood pressure helps prevent kidney problems. In addition, enalapril increases blood flow to the kidneys, which can help prevent kidney damage in patients with diabetes.

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