whether it's okay to use an ARB in patients who have angioedema while on an ACE inhibitor

Questions often come up about whether it's okay to use an ARB in patients who have angioedema while on an ACE inhibitor.

Angioedema from an ACEI isn't very common. Only about 1 in 300 patients get it overall...and about 1 in 100 blacks.

Symptoms can range from mild swelling of the face or tongue...to life-threatening respiratory symptoms and airway obstruction.

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