Most people with kidney disease can take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

ACE inhibitors can slow kidney disease from getting worse by your lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow in the kidneys. That is why ACE inhibitors are sometimes recommended for people with high blood pressure and kidney disease. People who have both diabetes and kidney disease may benefit the most from taking an ACE inhibitor.

You will need regular check-ups to make sure the kidney disease isn’t getting worse. If your kidney function gets worse, you may have to stop taking the ACE inhibitor.

Be kind to your kidneys with ACE inhibitors!