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Which is better, ACE inhibitor vs. Arb in layman terms please?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Amer heart assoc recommends both.
If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor.

In brief: Depends

Amer heart assoc recommends both.
If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Both effective

Similar effectiveness.
Ace inhibitor has a higher incidence of a nuisance cough as a side effect. If this happens you might try an arb.

In brief: Both effective

Similar effectiveness.
Ace inhibitor has a higher incidence of a nuisance cough as a side effect. If this happens you might try an arb.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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