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Angiotensin receptor blockers

Other names: angiotensin II inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, ARBs

What are Angiotensin receptor blockers

Angiotensin II is an extremely potent vasoconstrictor. It also increases release of noradrenaline, reinforcing vasoconstriction and increases the heart rate and force of contraction.

It increases re-absorption of sodium ions by the kidneys and stimulates secretion of aldosterone from the adrenal cortex. Aldosterone further increases sodium re-absorption and water retention by the kidneys.

Angiotensin II inhibitors bind to the angiotensin II receptors and decreases the effect of angiotensin II. Therefore vasoconstriction is reduced and blood pressure is reduced.

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (Angiotensin II inhibitors) are used to treat hypertension.

List of Angiotensin receptor blockers:

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Teveten (Pro, More...)
generic name: eprosartan
0 reviews
Benicar (Pro, More...)
generic name: olmesartan
92 reviews
Diovan (Pro, More...)
generic name: valsartan
58 reviews
Micardis (Pro, More...)
generic name: telmisartan
26 reviews
Cozaar (Pro, More...)
generic name: losartan
52 reviews
Edarbi (Pro, More...)
generic name: azilsartan medoxomil
11 reviews
Atacand (Pro, More...)
generic name: candesartan
5 reviews
Avapro (Pro, More...)
generic name: irbesartan
31 reviews