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ACE Inhibitors ACE = Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme 10 ACE inhibitors available in US: benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril and trandolapril. ACE inhibitors were the 4 th most prescribed drug class in the U.S (159.8 million Rx in 2008). Lisinopril was the 2 nd most prescribed drug in the US (75.5 million Rx in 2008).
The Renin-Angiotensin and Kallikrein-Kinin Systems From: Skidgel RA and Erdös EG, Hypertension Primer, 4 th Edition, Chap. A15, 2008.
Peptide Hormone Processing and Drug Development Strategies Prohormone Peptidase 1 Endoprotease Active Peptide Processing Enzyme Receptor 1 Receptor 2 Peptidase 2 Block Activity Enhance Activity Block Activity
ACE ACE DISTRIBUTION Widespread, concentrated on: Endothelial surface of the vasculature Epithelial Brush borders Renal proximal tubules Small intestine Placenta Choroid plexus
Clinical Use of ACE Inhibitors Antihypertensive ~ 50% response (~90% with diuretic) ↓Systemic Vascular Resistance ↓Stress or Relfex induced sympathetic stimulation → Heart rate ↑ Sodium excretion, ↓ Blood volume Congestive Heart Failure ↓Vascular Resistance, Blood volume, Heart rate ↑ C.O. (no change in myocardial O 2 consumption) Diabetic Nephropathy Dilates afferent and efferent renal arterioles ↓Glomerular capillary pressure ↓Growth of mesangial cells/matrix due to Ang II?
Side Effects/Contraindications Common Dry Cough 5 – 20% of patients Not dose-related; occurs within 1 wk. – 6 mo. Women > men May Require cessation of therapy Fetopathic Potential Not teratogenic in 1st trimester Developmental defects in 2nd or 3rd trimester Rare Angioneurotic Edema (or Angioedema) ~0.1 - 0.5% of patients Not dose-related; occurs within 1 st week Severe swelling of mouth, tongue, lips, airway may be life-threatening
Side Effects/Contraindications Rare Hypotension First dose effect in patients with elevated PRA, salt depletion, CHF Hyperkalemia In patients with renal insufficiency, diabetic nephropathy Acute Renal Failure Patients with renal stenosis, heart failure, volume depleted Skin Rash Extremely Rare (reversible) Alteration/loss of taste Neutropenia Glycosuria Hepatotoxicity
Drug Interactions Antacids May reduce bioavailability of ACE inhibitors Capsaicin May worsen ACE inhibitor-induced cough NSAIDs May reduce antihypertensive response to ACE inhibitors K + -sparing Diuretics or K + supplements May exacerbate ACE inhibitor-induced hyperkalemia
Additional Beneficial Effects of ACE Inhibitors Cardioprotective Reduce incidence of second heart attack Reduce cardiovascular complications in patients with risk factors Reduce incidence of diabetes in high risk patients Reduce complications in diabetic patients
ACE Angiotensinogen Renin Angiotensin I (Inactive) Bradykinin B2 Receptor AT1 Receptor Angiotensin II Bradykinin(1-7) (Inactive) Blood Pressure ARBs Angiotensin (AT1R) Receptor Blockers (“ARBs” or “sartans”) AT2 Receptor AT1 Receptor Vasoconstriction Aldosterone release Na+ Retention Pro-inflammatory Oxidative stress Proliferation of Sm. muscle/myocytes Vasodilation Na+ Excretion Anti-inflammatory Anti-proliferative Chymase Cathepsin G
Clinical Use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Effects are Similar to those of ACE inhibitors FDA Approved for: Hypertension All ARBs Congestive Heart Failure Valsartan approved (second line therapy if ACE inhibitors not tolerated) Diabetic Nephropathy Irebesartan and Losartan (some believe superior to ACE inhibitors)
Side Effects/Contraindications Better tolerated than ACE inhibitors Much reduced risk of cough >2-fold lower risk of Angioedema Other side effects, including fetopathic potential, the same as for ACE inhibitors
Renin Inhibitor ACE Kininogen Angiotensinogen Renin Kallikrein Angiotensin I (Inactive) Bradykinin B2 Receptor AT1 Receptor Angiotensin II Bradykinin(1-7) (Inactive) Blood Pressure Renin Inhibitor Aliskiren Vasodilation Na+ Excretion AT1 Receptor Vasoconstriction Aldosterone release Na+ Retention Pro-inflammatory Oxidative stress Proliferation of Sm. muscle/myocytes Chymase Cathepsin G
Clinical Use of Aliskiren (Renin Inhibitor) FDA Approved for Hypertension Currently being tested for use in Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetic Nephropathy Side Effects/Contraindications Generally well tolerated Teratogenic Low risk of cough and angioedema Most common side effects (<5%): Gastrointestinal disturbance Headache/dizziness Hyperkalemia Rash (rare)