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Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are a newer class of medications similar to ACE inhibitors, but with a significantly lower frequency of cough as a side effect. Doctors may prescribe this class of medicine for patients who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors because of cough or other side effects.
Common ARBs include:
- Candesartan (Atacand)
- Irbesartan (Avapro)
- Losartan (Cozaar)
- Valsartan (Diovan)
Effect of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) on Heart Attack
Possible side effects of ARBs include:
- Nasal congestion
- Back and leg pain
The general side effects in ARBs were similar to that of placebos in most studies. Like ACE inhibitors, they may have very rare, but severe side effects.
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