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ACERTIL AR

Found in: Hong Kong

Active ingredients

#
Active Ingredient
Description
1
Perindopril

Perindopril is an inhibitor of the enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme ACE). The converting enzyme, or kinase, is an exopeptidase that allows conversion of angiotensin I into the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II as well as causing the degradation of the vasodilator bradykinin into an inactive heptapeptide. Inhibition of ACE results in a reduction of angiotensin II in the plasma, which leads to increased plasma renin activity (by inhibition of the negative feedback of renin release) and reduced secretion of aldosterone. Since ACE inactivates bradykinin, inhibition of ACE also results in an increased activity of circulating and local kallikrein-kinin systems (and thus also activation of the prostaglandin system).

Medicine classification

ATC Code
Title
Class
C09AA04
Perindopril
C Cardiovascular system → C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09A ACE inhibitors, plain → C09AA ACE inhibitors, plain