Yes, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors work to lower blood pressure, treat kidney disease, and prevent heart disease for black people. However, there are other medicines that are better at lowering blood pressure.
Studies have found that certain kinds of blood pressure medicines work better for black people, such as thiazide-type diuretics or calcium channel blockers.
For black people with kidney disease and high blood pressure, ACE inhibitors are a good choice. They can slow the progress of kidney disease as well as treat high blood pressure.
ACE inhibitors also lower blood pressure better for black people when taken with other blood pressure medicines. If you need more than one medicine to treat your high blood pressure, your doctor may suggest using an ACE inhibitor.
Remember that every person is different. Finding the right medicine for you may take time. It’s like fitting a key into a lock – not every key will fit in every lock. You and your doctor can work together to find the key that works for you.