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Why might an arb be more effective in stabilizing blood pressure than an ACE inhibitor?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: ARB vs. ACE

Different people respond to blood pressure medications differently -- so in some people, an arb may be more potent than an ace, and in others vice versa.
These medications work at different parts of the renin-angiotensin pathway.

In brief: ARB vs. ACE

Different people respond to blood pressure medications differently -- so in some people, an arb may be more potent than an ace, and in others vice versa.
These medications work at different parts of the renin-angiotensin pathway.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually it's not

For most patients there is no advantage.
A few patients have a severe cough taking an ace inhibitor, which does not occur with an arb. A very few patients can "bypass" the ace inhibitor with other enzymes that convert angiotensin, and these will benefit more from the arb. However this is unusual.

In brief: Usually it's not

For most patients there is no advantage.
A few patients have a severe cough taking an ace inhibitor, which does not occur with an arb. A very few patients can "bypass" the ace inhibitor with other enzymes that convert angiotensin, and these will benefit more from the arb. However this is unusual.
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
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