ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers)
block a hormone that makes blood vessels narrow. As a result, the blood vessels
relax and widen. This lowers blood pressure. ARBs also put more water and salt into the urine. This also lowers blood pressure.
ARBs can treat:
They also may be used to help your kidneys when you have diabetes.
Note: This is not a complete list of all ARBs.
Side effects may include:
You may have other side effects or reactions not listed
here. Check the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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