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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - What is it for

This is a new class of blood pressure lowering drugs. They act by blocking the action of a substance called angiotensin II at the blood vessel walls and thereby prevent the narrowing of blood vessels.

What are the commonly used Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers?

  • Losartan
  • Irbesartan
  • Valsartan

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers cause?

The side effects of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers are rare and include dizziness and lightheadedness on getting up.

Before taking Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, what precautions must I follow?

If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, you should inform your doctor. It should not be taken together with high doses of diuretics as this may give rise to low blood pressure.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers?

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - Dosage and How to Use

How should Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double the dosage.

What should I do if I overdose?

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers safely?

How should I store Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Unless instructed otherwise, store your medicines in a cool, dry place and protect them from moisture, heat and direct sunlight. Store medicine in the original labeled container. Do not keep different types of medicine together in one container.

How should I dispose of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers safely?

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - Additional Information

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  • This article is contributed by Department of Pharmacy SingHealth Polyclinics

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