Angiotensin II receptor blocker and thiazide diuretic combinations are a drug classification that treats hypertension and heart failure. The combination of the drugs allows for two different mechanisms to address hypertension and heart failure. The ARB relaxes dilated blood vessels and the diuretic removes excess salt and water. Both of these things allow greater blood flow and create less tension on the heart and arteries. ARB + Thiazide diuretic combinations can also lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. These drugs are often prescribed in combination with a change in diet to ensure their efficacy. The diuretic in this combination makes it a lot easier to become dehydrated, as it increases urination. Therefore, patients on ARB + thiazide diuretic combinations have to be certain to drink a lot of water. ARB + thiazide diuretic combinations do not cure hypertension. They do help manage and lower blood pressure. It is possible that you will take blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations Drugs
Drugs classified as ARBs + thiazide diuretic combinations are listed below.
ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations Uses
ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations are used to manage the symptoms of hypertension and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Heart failure
ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations Side Effects
Side effects of ARBs + thiazide diuretic combinations vary based on which drug is prescribed. Common side effects are listed below.
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and/or vomiting
Consult a doctor immediately if you experience the following symptoms:
- Bloody or painful urination
- Extreme tiredness
- Severe diarrhea or vomiting
ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations Interactions
As with any other drug, ARBs + thiazide diuretic combinations may interact with other drugs and substances. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with an ARBs + thiazide diuretic combination. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.