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ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blockade) Pills

ARB pills reduce the impact of certain harmful stress hormones (substances that build up in the body of people with heart failure). They have actions similar to those of ACE inhibitors.

ARBs are used less often than ACE inhibitors to treat heart failure. They may be recommended for people who can not tolerate an ACE inhibitor. The full medical name for ARBs is angiotensin receptor blockers.

ARBs: Management Tips & Commong Side Effects

Some of the common side effects of ARBs are:

  • Dizziness.
  • Decrease in blood pressure.
  • Problems with your kidneys or potassium level. These problems can be found with blood tests. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you should have your blood checked for these problems.

Talk to your doctor or nurse if these or other side effects are a problem for you.


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