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: September 21, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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