You do not have to avoid any activities while taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. But you should take care when starting any new medicine until you know how it will affect you. Most people have no problems going about their daily routine while taking an ACE inhibitor.

If you do find a normal activity suddenly makes you feel dizzy or lightheaded, lie down and call your doctor right away. This can be a sign of that your blood pressure is too low. Sometimes your doctor may tell you to take it easy for a little while by being less active. They may have you change your diet, fluid intake, or medicine dosage. This can help even out your blood pressure. For most people, the symptoms go away as they get used to the medicine.

Keep up the good work! Don’t let high blood pressure stop you from living life.

Until you know, go slow!