ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

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  1. ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

    losartan  -  Cozaar
    valsartan  -  Diovan

    MOA
    Prevents the release of aldosterone ("sodium saver")

    Acts on the RAAS - renin angiotensin aldosterone system

    • Blocks angiotensin II from the AT1 receptorsfound in many tissues
    •    -  blocks the vasoconstrictor effects of angiotensin II at the receptor site

    Causes vasodilation and decreased peripheral resistance
  2. ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

    losartan  -  Cozaar
    valsartan  -  Diovan

    SE
    dizziness, hypotension

    lifethreatening: angioedema
  3. ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

    losartan  -  Cozaar

    about? peak, duration?
    potent vasoldilator

    • Peaks - 6 hours
    • duration - 24 hours
  4. ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

    Antihypertensives

    "sartans"
  5. losartan - Cozaar
    valsartan - Diovan
  6. ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers

    losartan  -  Cozaar
    valsartan  -  Diovan

    Contraindication
    Not taken during pregnancy
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ARBs - Angiotensin II Blockers
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ARB Hypertensives
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