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Scientific Name: Cilazapril
Brand Name: Inhibace
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Cilazapril is a pyridazine ACE inhibitor. It competes with angiotensin I for binding at the angiotensin-converting enzyme, blocking the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. As angiotensin II is a vasoconstrictor and a negative feedback mediator for renin activity, lower angiotensin II levels results in a decrease in blood pressure, an increase in renin activity, and stimulation of baroreceptor reflex mechanisms. Kininase II, an enzyme which degrades the vasodilator bradykinin, is identical to ACE and may also be inhibited.
Description of the Drug: Cilazapril is an ACE inhibitor used for the management of hypertension and heart failure.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from