Nurse Prescribing, Vol. 6, Iss. 3, 14 Mar 2008, pp 110 - 114
This article provides a summary of some of the issues associated with the prescribing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs). There is a consideration of their pharmacological mode of action and a brief overview of the history of the introduction of this important group of drugs. A pre-reading self assessment provides the opportunity for the reader to assess prior knowledge of this area. There is a discussion of some of the more important prescribing issues including adverse effects and drug interactions.