Brand Names in the United States

Atacand (candesartan)
Avapro (irbesartan)
Benicar (olmesartan)
Cozaar (losartan)
Diovan (valsartan)
Hyzaar (losartan)
Micardis (telmisartan)
Teveten (eprosartan)

Therapeutic Uses of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers are used to treat:

• High Blood Pressure

These medicines may not cause the cough that is sometimes associated with ACE inhibitors.

How Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Work

These medicines block angiotensin II, an enzyme that constricts blood vessels. When blood vessels are relaxed, blood pressure is lower.


The information in this section is meant to provide a brief description of this medicine. It does not cover all of the possible uses, warnings, dosages, side effects, or interactions with other medicines and vitamin or herbal supplements. This information should not be used as medical advice for individual problems.


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Updated December 2015