Comparing Two Kinds of Blood Pressure Pills: ACEIs and ARBs - A Guide for Adults

The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed this consumer summary guide to help consumers talk with their doctor or nurse about two of the many kinds of blood pressure pills. It compares the benefits, side effects, and prices of drugs called ACEIs (pronounced “aces”) and ARBs. The Guide addresses Fast Facts on ACEIs and ARBs, Why treat high blood pressure, Comparing ACEIs and ARBs, Serious Risks, and Price. For free print copies, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse (800) 358-9295. Ask for AHRQ Publication Number 08-EHC003-2A.