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A 57 year old man previously diagnosed with systolic heart failure has been doing well on Digoxin, Captopril, and Furosemide. Recently however, starting to complain from dry persistent cough. Chest X ray was normal and clinical examination did not reveal a significant finding other than a gallop rhythm.
Your best management is to switch captopril with which of the following drugs?

A- Enalapril
B- Lisinopril
C- Losartan
D- Hydralazine
E- Metolazone
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You switch to losartan as it's ARB and does not cause cough
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You switch to losartan as it's ARB and does not cause cough
I also think it ARB(Losartan) which has the same effect to heart failure to ACEI but no dry cough.
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both of you are right I think
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