Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have few side effects. A dry cough, dizziness, and headache are the most common side effects.

Studies show that some symptoms occur more often in people taking an ACE inhibitor than in those not taking an ACE inhibitor. This suggests that the ACE inhibitor is the cause of the symptoms. The table below shows the most common symptoms. It also shows how many people out of 100 taking an ACE inhibitor may have these symptoms.

ACE Inhibitor Common Side Effects

Most people taking an ACE inhibitor have no side effects. When people have side effects on ACE inhibitors, they are almost always minor and don’t cause people to stop treatment. In fact, only about 1 in 1000 people stop taking ACE inhibitors because of side effects. Your doctor will often tell you to wait and see if the symptoms go away. Be sure to talk to your doctor about new symptoms you develop, especially when you first start an ACE inhibitor.

ACE inhibitors have few side effects which make it easier to stick with your daily dose!