Pfizer | ARBs (Medication)
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers is a natural substance in your body that affects your cardiovascular system in many ways, such as by narrowing your blood vessels. Angiotensin II receptor blockers work by relaxing your blood vessels, which lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood.
ARBs are used alone or in combination with other drugs for controlling high blood pressure, to treat congestive heart failure, prevent diabetes or high blood pressure-related kidney failure, and reduce the risk of stroke in patients with hypertension and an enlarged heart. ARBs also may prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation. ...
Among with the positive effect, side effects can occur, like with any medicine. Common side effects include:dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, elevated potassium levels, low blood pressure, muscle or bone pain, and rash.
More rare, but serious side effects, that need immediately medical care are the following:kidney failure, liver failure, allergic reactions, low white blood cells, and swelling of tissues. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Inform your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:heart, liver and kidney disease.
Because it can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...