What is the alternative if the patient cannot tolerate ace inhibitors?

What is the alternative if the patient cannot tolerate ace inhibitors?

In this video, Dr. Suman Kirti, Endocrinologist, Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi will give insights about the alternative treatment to be given if the patient cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors. Few patients get dry cough which is the known side effect of ACE inhibitors. In such cases, Dr. Suman advises to stop the ACE inhibitor and change the treatment to Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) medication. Dr. Suman talks about the different types of ARBs and how well they are tolerated by the patients. Also, with ARBs treatment, the dry cough disappears. She also tells us in case of renal failure both the class of drugs i.e. ACE inhibitors and ARBs are avoided.

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