Both are anti hypertensives, but both have very different profile of their mechanism of action. Therefore only after thorough examination of the patient and clinical history, the choice between the 2 is made.
Do not substitute or change any medications without the consent of the doctor who is treating the patient. If needed you can discuss about your doubts to the doctor who can help you understand the situation. The doctor tries to give what suits the individual patient and asks you to come for review regularly ( personal examniantion ) so that the present prescription is based on clinical and other findings.
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