Angiotensin II-Receptor Antagonists: An Overview

Raquel Dina and Mahtab Jafari


Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2000;57(13) 

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Angiotensin-II-receptor antagonists are well tolerated and are as effective as ACE inhibitors in decreasing blood pressure. Currently, AT-II-receptor antagonists are used either as monotherapy in patients who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors or in combination with hydrochlorothiazide or other antihypertensive agents.

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