Types of ACE inhibitors available by prescription in the United States include benazepril, lisinopril, ramipril and enalapril, reports RxList. ACE inhibitors, known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, work to decrease high blood pressure by widening blood vessels. ACE inhibitors are used to reduce high blood pressure in patients with kidney disease.
ACE inhibitors are also used in patients who are diagnosed with congestive heart failure and in those who have kidney-related problems related to diabetes, states RxList.
ACE inhibitors are often prescribed for patients who have previously had a heart attack or stroke, according to WebMD. These medications help reduce the risk of future strokes and heart attacks and may slow the progression of kidney disease in diabetics.