When are antihypertensive medications indicated for the treatment of proteinuria in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Data support the use of ACEIs or ARBs in diabetic kidney disease with or without proteinuria. However, in nondiabetic kidney disease, these agents are effective in retarding the progression of disease among patients with proteinuria of more than 500 mg/day.


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