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Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are also known as what?
The Sartans
What is the prototype drug for ARBs?
Diovan (valsartan)
What is the action of ARBs? 
blocks antiotensin II receptors
What do ARBs do to arteriole smooth muscle?
lowers PVR
What do ARBs do in the adrenal cortex?
lower blood volume
What are the three side effects of ARBs?
- Similar to ACE inhibitors (hypotensin and increased K+)
- lower incidence of angioedema than ace inhibitors (less dry cough)
- Kidney failure
What two things must be monitored in the kidney when administering ARBs?
BUN & Creatinine
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