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is benicar an ace inhibitor

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: Olmesartan(benicar)is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It acts further along the same pathway as an ace inhibitor and prod ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ACE": No: it is an ARB. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Blood Pressure Treat: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidn ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ACE inhibitor: inhibits the conversion of Anigotensin I to II. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Both effective: Similar effectiveness. Ace inhibitor has a higher incidence of a nuisance cough as a side effect. If this happens you might try an arb.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Atenolol is a beta blocker not an ace inhibitor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: It's an angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Side effects: The side effects would last longer but not with more prevalence.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Various medications can have varied effectiveness in different patients. Beta blocker is not a highly potent antihypertensive. Ace inhibitors are effe ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
Depends: I agree that twice daily dosing in clinical trials has somewhat better effects on the neuroendocrine system, however many pills are not safe to split- ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
46 years experience Internal Medicine
BP Medicine: An ACE inhibitor or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor is a category of medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It blocks the conversion of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Is a beta blocker not an ace inhibitor.
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