Improved safety measures needed when prescribing renin-angiotensin inhibitors in younger women, say researchers

The recording of pre-pregnancy advice and contraception in primary care for women of childbearing age prescribed ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II antagonists was found to be sub-optimal in a recent study.

by Lisa Lytle
The prescribing of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists in younger women in primary care is becoming more frequent despite the teratogenic risks associated with these drugs. | GETTY IMAGES
The prescribing of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists in younger women in primary care is becoming more frequent despite the teratogenic risks associated with these drugs. | GETTY IMAGES

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