Studies say these ACE inhibitors can cause coughing in up to a third of patients; they include such medications as enalapril (Vasotec), captopril (Capoten
) and lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil).
Abdus Samad participating in the debate said that Capoten
was the first drug in this class and we were part of the seven country study which showed that it was very effective.
Control group: This group was subjected to standard anti-heart failure treatment with ARBs Digitalis and diuretics (capoten
hydrochlorothiazide and digoxin: 25 mg each qd) and was administered valsartan (Jiangsu Kanion Pharmaceutical Co.
Effect of Ginkgo leaf tablet and capoten
on left ventricular hypertrophy.
Some commonly prescribe drugs in this class include captopril (Capoten
), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivel, Zestril), benazepril (Lotensin), fosinopril (Monopril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), ramipril (Altace) and trandolapril (Mavik).
* Scientists in Mexico gave 75 hypertensive adults either captopril (Capoten
; 25 milligrams twice a day) or hibiscus tea (brewed from 10 grams of crushed dried flowers--about 5 teaspoons per 1 to 2 cups water--once a day).
The recommended medications are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), such as captopril (Capoten
) or ramipril (Altace), or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), such as losartan (Cozaar) or valsartan (Diovan), beta-blockers, such as acebutolol (Sectral) and Bisoprolol (Zebeta), aldosterone antagonists, such as spironolactone (Aldactone), and hydralazine/isosorbate dinitrate (BiDil).
ACE inhibitors (such as Capoten
, Vasotec, Prinivil, Zestril, Monopril, Altace, Accupril, Aceon, Mavic and Univasc) are less effective when combined with yohimbine, as are beta-blockers (such as Tenormin, Kerlone, Corego, Trandate, Lopressor, Toprol XL, Corgard, Levatol and Inderal).
Prices for some individual drugs will fall a lot more than 19%, with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s (New York) heart medicine Capoten
set to come down by 35% and Roche AG's (Basel CHE) antibiotic Rocephin by 30%.