angiotensin receptor blocker


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angiotensin receptor blocker

n
any of a class of drugs that block the uptake of angiotensin: used in the treatment of high blood pressure
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If you were prescribed an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker, beta-blocker or diuretic, your doctor may have explained that the drug needs to be titrated.
Patients received optimal medical treatment with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (if not tolerated, an angiotensin receptor blocker was substituted), a beta-blocker, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and a diuretic.
In December 2017, Carmel Biosciences received FDA approval for PREXXARTAN, the first and only approved oral liquid dosage form of the angiotensin receptor blocker valsartan in the United States.
Of these patients, 37% met the PATHWAY-2 enrollment criteria by virtue of already being on an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker, a calcium channel blocker, and a thiazide diuretic, but not spironolactone.
Igarashi, "Salt-losing nephrogenic diabetes insipidus caused by fetal exposure to angiotensin receptor blocker," Pediatric Nephrology, vol.
Part of that grant includes a study in which half of 140 young adult sodium retainers take an angiotensin receptor blocker for about a week while the remainder take a placebo.
An angiotensin receptor blocker, which prevents the hormone angiotensin from raising blood pressure, increased blood flow during exercise.
Summary: TWYNSTAEeA, the combination of telmisartan (the only angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) with a broad cardiovascular protection indication) and amlodipine, provides effective and consistent blood pressure (BP) reduction throughout 24 hours.
The drug is indicated for treating high blood pressure in patients not adequately controlled on aliskiren or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) monotherapy and as an initial therapy in patients likely to need multiple drugs to achieve blood pressure goals.
Avoid prescribing an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for patients at high risk of vascular events or renal dysfunction.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fixed dose combination of two antihypertensives, the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine besylate (currently marketed by Pfizer as Norvasc) and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan medoxomil, or Benicar.
A third possibility is to try a drug with longer action than the lisinopril, like olmesartan, which is an angiotensin receptor blocker.

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