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Q: is there an alternate to lisinopril hctz that does not cause the cough

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Neil MD, Health Pro
10/13/08 6:14pm

Hello cathys,


Yes.  Depending on the reason you are taking lisinopril (and there are many reasons to do so), there are several different drugs.  Usually, all medications in the ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor class of drug


One of the easiest classes of drugs to switch to, because it works in a very similar way to the ACE inhibitor class of drugs of which lisinopril belongs to, are the ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) drugs such as Diovan or in the generic, valsartan.


Though not as well studied as the ACE-inhibitor class of drugs (ARBs are somewhat newer), most evidences shows that ARBs have similarly beneficial properties in high blood pressure heart failure, and kidney disease.


To your health,

Neil MD

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By cathys, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/15/10, First Published: 10/12/08