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What's the difference between lisinopril and cozaar (losartan)?

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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 41 years experience
ACE VS ARB: Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which blocks the conversion of angiotensin 1 to 2, Cozaar (losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker which directly blocks the effect of angiotensin. They both are available generically, may protect kidney function especially in diabetics, and lower blood pressure as well as help patients with decreased heart pumping function.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How do I find out what is the difference between lisinopril and cozaar (losartan)?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Differences of meds: Lisinopril (l) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace-i) class of drugs. Cozaar (losartan) (c) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) class of drugs. Both l and c lower blood pressure as well as lowering proteinuria. L has a greater tendency to cause a cough and more patients can tolerate arb's better than drugs of the ace-i class due to this.

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