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:
|Drug Name ( View by: Brand | Generic )||Reviews||Ratings|
|eprosartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|olmesartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|telmisartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|valsartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|azilsartan medoxomil systemic (Pro, More...)
|losartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|candesartan systemic (Pro, More...)
|irbesartan systemic (Pro, More...)
Medical conditions associated with angiotensin receptor blockers: