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I tried Lotrel, which has benazepril in it and coughed my head off. I am currently taking captopril, the generic of capoten and do not cough, or not much anyway. My doctor said I was less likely to cough on captopril, but I can't find anything to confirm that statement. You may just have to try different ACEIs and see which one works for you.

An ARB would probably be better, they are less likely to produce cough, but there aren't any generics for them. My insurance company prefers generics to keep costs down, which is why I am doing captopril rather than going straight to an ARB. So far so good with captopril though.