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Title: Comparison of the incidence of imidapril and enalapril induced cough
Authors: Warangkna Boonyapisit
Damras Tresukosol
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.93, No.SUPPL 1 (2010)
Abstract: Background: Imidapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor without a sulfhydril group which has been shown from previous study to have low incidence of ACE inhibitor induced cough. Objective: To compare the incidence of cough between two ACE inhibitors, imidapril and enalapril Material and Method: A comparative cross over study was performed in 119 patients with hypertension or left ventricular dysfunction. Patients were assigned to one of the two treatment groups, either a group receiving imidapril or enalapril for 4 weeks (Period I) and then these same groups were crossed over to receive either enalapril or imidapril for 4 weeks (Period II). The occurrence of cough during treatment was monitored by interviewing the patients. Results: The incidence of cough was 44 % while on imidapril treatment and 66% while on enalapril treatment (p = 0.0014). The antihypertensive effects of two drugs were not different. Conclusion: The incidence of cough was significantly less under imidapril than under enalapril treatment, while there was no difference in the antihypertensive effects between the two ACE inhibitors.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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