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Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)

About Your Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

It’s easy to identify whether you are taking an angiotensin receptor blocker. This class of antihypertensives have names that end in –sartan. These drugs include:

  • candesartan
  • eprosartan
  • irbesartan
  • losartan
  • olmesartan
  • telmisartan
  • valsartan

They're an alternative to another class of antihypertensive – the ACE Inhibitors.

Here are some things you should know about your ARB.

  • It shouldn't cause a cough like its closest alternative, the ACE Inhibitor.
  • You should take the medication at the same time each day.
  • You should avoid sudden changes in position to avoid sudden hypotension and lightheadedness
  • It may cause dizziness.


Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Get to know more of your angiotensin receptor blockers.