An angiotensin receptor blocker relaxes your blood vessels and allows your heart to pump easier. You would be prescribed this if you cannot take an ACE inhibitor.
Common angiotensin receptor blockers include:
When you start taking this medicine, you may have an increased chance of retaining potassium. Call your health care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:
Call your health care provider if you have any of the following symptoms while taking an ARB:
Side effects that go away after using an ARB include:
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