Which medications in the drug class Angiotensin II receptor antagonists are used in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: Sohail Abdul Salim, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
  • Print
Answer

Angiotensin II receptor antagonists

Reduce blood pressure and proteinuria, protect renal function, and delay onset of ESRD.

Losartan (Cozaar)

Nonpeptide angiotensin II receptor antagonist that blocks the vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects of angiotensin II. May induce a more complete inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system than ACE inhibitors, do not affect the response to bradykinin, and are less likely to be associated with cough and angioedema. For patients unable to tolerate ACE inhibitors.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!