By Mouth Therapy

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Angiotensin is a chemical your body produces that makes your arteries narrow.  ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) help keep your blood vessels open wide so blood can pump to the rest of your body easily. Common ACE inhibitors include enalapril, captopril, or lisinopril. Common ARBs include losartan …

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Beta Blocker

Beta Blocker Beta blockers lower your blood pressure by slowing down how fast your heart beats. They are used to help your heart heal or remodel. Carvedilol (Coreg) and metoprolol (Lopressor) are two beta blockers that your doctor might prescribe to keep your blood pressure in goal range.  Common side effects: Dizziness Tiredness, decreased energy …

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Furosemide (Lasix) and Bumetanide (Bumex)

Furosemide (Lasix) and Bumetanide (Bumex) Bumetanide and Furosemide are in a class of diuretics called “loop diuretics”. Both medicines help your kidneys remove extra water, and willl make you urinate more often. Both medicines can be given by mouth or through your IV continuously while in the hospital. Common side effects: Frequent urination Tiredness or weakness …

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