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Benazepril Vs Enalapril
Blood pressure medicine from the family of medications called ace inhibitors. Acts on an enzyme in the lung and kidney to decrease blood pressure. Usually taken once daily. Can have a protective effect on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more
Same class: They both are the same class of medications. Look at cost. Side effect profile is similar. Pick the cheaper one. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Ingredient:: The ingredients in enalapril: enalapril.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: The are the same medication. Most doctors and pharmacies just leave off the maleate. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Same compound.Get a more detailed answer ›
None you'll notice: Both lower BP nicely - you'll likely not notice any difference. ...Read more
A bit > 1 day: This combination of medications is typically taken once a day, so it stays active for a least that long. Likely to be completely out of your body after a week. ...Read more
Enalapril: They are the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Combination: The answer to your question is "Yes", if your doctor prescribed the combination. ...Read more
Dad is taking enalapril but it has severe systemic side effects should he discontinue are there other alternatives?
Alternative are many: There are several alternatives to enalapril. Talk to your doctors. Please do specify what systemic side effects does he have to enalapril. ...Read more
Hi, I am having high bp, around 140/90 and has gone above that a little and I was on enalapril 5mg years ago and came off it. Can I take it again?
Hypertension: It appears that you may need medication again. See your doctor. ...Read more
Ped. Neph. Missed night dose of enalapril, one of three daily 0.8 mg doses. Should I wake up baby? Concerned about dangerous BP but also hate waking
Wake up BP 108/68? Do I take me enalapril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for the morning? My daily dose is enalapril10bid and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)25
Take it as: Prescribed. That's why your BP is well controlled! ...Read more
Can I use enalapril and Xanax (alprazolam) at the same time? Using enalapril daily 5mg and Xanax (alprazolam) when needed 0, 5 - 1, 0 mg. Never tested at the same time.
Yes: There is no proven interaction between the two medicines, just follow the way they are prescribed. ...Read more
Within: Hours...Low BP would be most common symptom. Why? Go to er immediately if a concern. ...Read more