What drugs are angiotensin II receptor blockers?

Examples of angiotensin II receptor blockers include:

  • Azilsartan (Edarbi)
  • Candesartan (Atacand)
  • Eprosartan.
  • Irbesartan (Avapro)
  • Losartan (Cozaar)
  • Olmesartan (Benicar)
  • Telmisartan (Micardis)
  • Valsartan (Diovan)

What is the most commonly prescribed ACE inhibitor?

However, there are many different ACE inhibitors, and you may wonder what the difference is between all of them. Three of the most popular are lisinopril, enalapril, and benazepril.

What are Aceis and ARBs?

ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) and ARBs (angiotensin-receptor blockers) are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure, to prevent kidney failure in patients with high blood pressure or diabetes, and to reduce the risk of stroke.

Which is better an ACE inhibitor or an ARB?

Evidence-Based Answer. ACE inhibitors should be used in patients with hypertension because they reduce all-cause mortality, whereas ARBs do not. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: A, based on a meta-analysis.) ARBs are preferred for patients who have adverse reactions to ACE inhibitors.

What are the side effects of angiotensin II receptor blockers?

Side effects and risks

  • headache.
  • fainting.
  • dizziness.
  • fatigue.
  • respiratory symptoms.
  • vomiting and diarrhea.
  • back pain.
  • leg swelling.

Who should not take ACE inhibitors?

The following are people who shouldn’t take ACE inhibitors:

  • Pregnant women.
  • People with severe kidney failure.
  • People who have ever had a severe allergic reaction that caused their tongue and lips to swell, even if it was from a bee sting, should not take ACE inhibitors.

Which is safer ACE or ARB?

“In our large-scale, observational network study, ARBs do not differ statistically significantly in effectiveness at the class level compared with ACE inhibitors as first-line treatment for hypertension but present a better safety profile,” the researchers conclude.

Which is safer ARB or ACE inhibitor?

“Our study largely confirmed that both antihypertensive drug classes are similarly effective, though ARBs may be a little safer than ACE inhibitors,” Hripcsak says.

Do ACE inhibitors affect sleep?

ACE inhibitors are notorious for causing a dry, hacking cough that can last all day and night, making it difficult to sleep.