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could you explain why metoprolol is a better choice for high blood pressure than lisinopril? if it is not better could you explain why?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Both are effective: Neither is better or worse than the other. They both have their pros and cons. In any particular, one or the other may be preferred based an effectiveness, potential side effects, etc. If your doctor has prescribed either one for you (or maybe someone close to you), you or s/he should ask the doctor why s/he selected either drug.

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Could you explain why Lisinopril is a better choice for high blood pressure than Metoprolol? If it is not better could you explain why?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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