Consider an ARB in Some Patients With ACEI-Induced Angioedema
Questions often come up about whether it's okay to use an ARB in patients who have angioedema while on an ACE inhibitor.
Angioedema from an ACEI isn't very common. Only about 1 in 300 patients get it overall...and about 1 in 100 African Americans.
Angioedema can occur within a week of starting the ACEI...or sometimes after patients have been on the drug for many years.