Who should take fosinopril?

Fosinopril can be used by itself or combined with other medications to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. As an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, fosinopril helps block action of chemicals (angiotensin II enzymes) in the bloodstream that are involved in a process of tightening the muscles of the blood vessels. This widens the blood vessels and helps reduce the pressure through which the heart has to pump blood. Fosinopril has been known to treat people with high blood pressure (hypertension), as well as preventing stroke, kidney disease and heart failure that may be caused by heart disorders.

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