Losartan vs lisinopril

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I haven't had any other problems with lisinopril besides the cough and I am scared to change meds and take the chance of worse side effects. I am just wondering if anybody has any thoughts on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> to help me decide if I should change meds. Thanks!!!
They initially wanted to put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span>, but I was on that previously and I had a terrible, nagging cough the entire time. I've read that ACE Inhibitors are preferable to ARBs, though, when it comes to CHF. Should I try another ACE, or would all of them be likely to cause a cough since the lisinopril did? Or is the Cozaar good enough? (Some places even suggest taking an ACE along with an ARB...is that a good idea?) Blood Thinners: Should I be taking one? (And is low-dose aspirin safe?
By the way, Pat, regardless of whether you have Marfan Syndrome or not, you might Google "losartan" and "Marfan Syndrome" to read articles on this topic. I don't think losartan is the best ARB, but it's the one being used in the current studies. All ARBs seem to work, some better than others. Efficacy is usually dose-dependent.
Compared with patients with sustained virological response (SVR), patients without SVR had significantly higher percentages of F3-F4 fibrosis (62.2% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. 21.6%, P /=600 000 IU/mL; 64.4% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vs</span>. 35.6%, P = 0.038). In addition, patients without SVR had significantly higher plasma levels of insulin (15.03 +/- 0.89 vs. 10.19 +/- 0.55 muU/mL, P < 0.001) and HOMA-IR values (3.76 +/- 0.23 vs. 2.50 +/- 0.15, P < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that F1-F2 fibrosis (odds ratio: 4.49, P = 0.
Also---my doctor has put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> even though I don't have high blood pressure, he said this is a ACE inhibitor and will protect my kidneys. I have read BAD reviews on this medicine and I'm not sure what to do. I told my doctor yesterday that I was leery about taking this, but he seems to think this is a good medication to take.
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