This brand name is authorized in the following countries: Australia New Zealand
The drug ACETEC contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Enalapril is hydrolysed via hepatic CES 1 to the active metabolite enalaprilat, which acts as an ACE inhibitor. ACE is a peptidyl dipeptidase which catalyses the conversion of angiotensin I to the vasoconstrictor substance angiotensin II and hence inhibition of ACE results in decreased plasma angiotensin II. This also leads to increased plasma renin activity and decreased aldosterone secretion. The mechanism of action of enalapril is therefore primarily via the suppression of the RAAS. However, ACE is identical to kininase II, and so enalapril may also exert its effects by blocking the degradation of bradykinin, a potent vasodepressor peptide.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
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