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Old 02-24-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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Re: Exercise and Ace Inhibitors

I have been on enalapril for over 2 years now. Unfortunately, my BP was much higher than yours. After first trying 5 mg, then 10 mg, I am now under control at 20 mg. I take one tablet twice a day because my blood pressure is very labile, and this seems to control it better. The only side effect that I noticed was when I went from 10 mg to 20 mg. For about three weeks I had a slightly scratchy throat, but it went away and I have not had it since. I run every morning, and the only change I noticed was that it seems to take more effort to increase my distance and speed, but maybe that is old age! I know many people cannot take ACE inhibitors, but I have had no side effects with the exception of the briefly scratchy throat