ACE Inhibitors (ACEis)

ACE Inhibitors may increase hypotension (HoTN). Symptoms of HoTN include:

  • blurred vision;
  • dizziness or lightheadedness;
  • falls;
  • fatigue; and
  • nausea.

Avoid in patients with late-stage dementia.

Reference(s):

  1. List of medications that may cause hypotension created by the TaperMD Team. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  2. Antihypertensive Medications and Serious Fall Injuries in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Adults (JAMA Internal Medicine).
  3. Blood pressure pills ‘raise risk of fatal fall’ (The Telegraph).
  4. Exploring the enablers and barriers to implementing the Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions during Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria in Australia: a qualitative study. BMJ Open