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Doctor insights on: Benazepril Vs Enalapril

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Why would a doctor change from enalapril to benazepril?

Why would a doctor change from enalapril to benazepril?

Cost and compliance: Most likely due to insurance coverage since these medicines are in the same class of medications for hypertension and heart disease, or due to change from twice daily to once daily administration.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Benazepril (Definition)

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My son is a newly diagnosed diabetic. Would enalapril be a better choice for HTN than benazepril?

My son is a newly diagnosed diabetic. Would enalapril be a better choice for HTN than benazepril?

Same class: They both are the same class of medications. Look at cost. Side effect profile is similar. Pick the cheaper one.

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Enalapril, benazepril are both ACE inhibitors?

Enalapril, benazepril are both ACE inhibitors?

Yes: Yes, they are both angiotensin converting enzyme, or ace, inhibitors.

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Why would a doctor change enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

Why would a doctor change enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why a physician may change a medicine, including cost, formulary changes, access, etc. The best strategy is to ask your physician wh changed the medicine. Enalapril is an older generation acei and sometimes these are changed compared to newer generation medications like Benazepril because of improved side effects profile.

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Why would a doctor switch enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

Why would a doctor switch enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

Preference?: Although the medications you mentioned are both in the same class, some patients react slightly different to one or the other and that may deserve to be explored. Pt convenience could also be the reason (enalapril is usually taken twice a day while benazepril only once) Or it just may come to physician preference or plain experience with one or the other. Another possibility is insurance formulary

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For what reason would a doctor change enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

For what reason would a doctor change enalapril to benazepril when they are both ACE inhibitors?

Enalapril vs Benazep: There are 12 differences and 6 similarities between both drugs. Hence you have to ask the consulting physician about underlying reason for making that switch.

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What is the rational for using enalapril in MI?

What is the rational for using enalapril in MI?

Prevention: Enalapril is in a class of medicines called ACE inhibitors. Given after an MI, they reduce the likelihood of further heart damage

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What is triazide and enalapril used for?

What is triazide and enalapril used for?

HBP and CHF: Thiazide is a mild diuretics and a better hypertension medication Enalapril is in the class of ACE inhibitor, good for hypertension, to protect kidneys from diabetes and as part of the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

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Could enalapril cause insomnia?

Could enalapril cause insomnia?

Yes: Enalapril can cause insomnia in 1% to 10% of people who use it.

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Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

Vasotec (enalapril): Vasotec (enalapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not a beta blocker.

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Why do body aches while taking enalapril?

Why do body aches while taking enalapril?

Common side effect: Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for any medication's side effects. Talk to your prescribing doctor about your concerns. You might be able to tolerate another ace inhibitor instead of this one or you might need to switch blood pressure lowering class completely. But whenever you think you have a side effect, it's always imperative to inform prescribing doctor. At least ask pharmacist.

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Is it necasry to withdraw enalapril in less dry cough?

Is it necasry to withdraw enalapril in less dry cough?

Enalapril=cough: Enalapril often causes a tickly throat and cough that just won't go away until you stop enalapril. There's no way to be sure if Enalapril is the cause - you must stop the drug and wait for the cough to go away. Then if you restart the drug and the cough immediately returns, you know for sure it was enalapril.

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Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Yes: The are the same medication. Most doctors and pharmacies just leave off the maleate.

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Enalapril maleate which group of medicine and what is it for?

Enalapril maleate which group of medicine and what is it for?

ACE-I: It is an angiotensin receptor inhibitor and it's used for hypertension, congestive heart failure, and proteinuria in patients with diabetes.

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Does take enalapril can reduce my posibility to get pregnant?

No but see your doc: Enalapril is a blood pressure medicine known as an ace inhibitor. While it usually does great to lower blood pressure it is not safe to take in pregnancy especially early pregnancy. It will not hurt your chances of becoming pregnant but it should be changed to a more safe medication in pregnancy before you start trying. Patients with high blood pressure need to see their doctors before trying.

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What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

What are the differences between enalapril 20 and losartan 50?

Acei vs arb: Enalapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and losarten is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Both work at the kidney level to control blood pressure and reduced proteinuria. Acei can have a side effect of cough while arbs do not.

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