whether it's okay to use an ARB (losartan, etc) in patients allergic to ACE inhibitors (lisinopril, etc)

Questions come up about whether it's okay to use an ARB (losartan, etc) in patients allergic to ACE inhibitors (lisinopril, etc).

ACE inhibitors and ARBs work through the same system in the kidneys to lower blood pressure...and improve outcomes in patients with high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney disease.

Oftentimes, if a patient has an allergic reaction to an ACE inhibitor, it's thought they'll have a similar reaction to an ARB.

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