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What is the difference between Prinivil and Cardura?

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Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: what is the difference between PRINIVIL AND CARDURA which l did take many years ago?
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
High blood pressure medicines with different way of action.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX XXXXXXX,

Thanks for the query. I understand your concern.

Both the drugs Lisinopril & Cardura are medicines to control high blood pressure...only their way of action is different, but both tend to protect heart affection after high blood pressure.

Prinivil treats high blood pressure & congestive heart failure It acts by inhibiting angiotensive converting enzyme.

Cardura -is a Quinazolin compound & acts by inhibiting selective receptor of Alfa 1 adrenergic receptors,.. which results in relaxation of blood vessels& lowers high blood pressure & prevents strokes, heart attacks.

I hope that answers your query.

Regards,
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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