Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) (cont.)

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What are the available ARBs?

The following is a list of currently available ARBs:

Are there any differences among the different types of ARBs?

ARBs are similar in actions and side effects. They differ in how they are eliminated from the body and the extent to which they are distributed throughout the body.

  • Some ARBs need to be converted to an active form in the body before they can lower blood pressure. In addition, some ARBs are better at lowering blood pressure.
  • In some studies, irbesartan (Avapro) and candesartan (Atacand) reduced blood pressure better than losartan (Cozaar).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2016


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