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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Combination therapy with an ACE inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker for diabetic nephropathy: a meta-analysis.
6) Several such combinations are available including: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor plus calcium channel blocker (CCB) or diuretic; beta blocker plus diuretic; or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) plus diuretic.
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.
Exforge utilizes two complementary mechanisms of action through the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan.
The two trials will compare standard therapy using an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-inhibitor) to intensive therapy using both an ACE-inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
Teveten(R) HCT offers patients the convenience of a combination of a diuretic and an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) in one tablet.
Entresto contains the neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril, which is a new molecular entity, and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan.
It is an investigational therapeutic agent that acts as a potent angiotensin receptor blocker, and a selective endothelin receptor antagonist, with in vitro selectivity toward endothelin receptor type A.
The most up-to-date South African Hypertension Guideline states that the choice of therapy for either an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) should be based on cost and tolerability.
I freely admit that I have been following yearly urinary microalbumin in my patients with diabetes who are already on an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
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.

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