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

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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

In brief: 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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