NPS recommendations for the use of valsartan (Diovan)

The National Prescribing Service Limited (Australia) issues a publication called NPS RADAR. In this issue valsartan (Diovan) is reviewed, this is the summary: Valsartan reduces blood pressure to a similar extent as other angiotensin II-receptor antagonists. If blood pressure is not controlled by valsartan 160 mg, add a second drug rather than increasing the dose […]

PowerPoint presentation: ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and calcium channel blockers

The following pharmacology PowerPoint has been developed by Ed Sheridan, Pharm.D. Outline: ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs), and calcium channel blockers •Review the Mechanism of Action •Review Safety •Review Efficacy •Hypertension Download ppt slides: pharmacology of ACEi, ARBs, and Calcium channel blockers. You may also find interesting related PowerPoint presentation on drug therapy […]

Mechanism of action video animation: ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System

Also, a diagram of the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS System) physiology. Drugs acting on the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System. ACE Inhibitors. List of agents Sulfhydryl-containing agents Captopril (Capoten), Zofenopril Dicarboxylate-containing agents Enalapril (Vasotec, Renitec) Ramipril (Altace, Tritace, Ramace, Ramiwin) Quinapril (Accupril) Perindopril (Coversyl, Aceon) Lisinopril (Lisodur, Lopril, Novatec, Prinivil, Zestril) Benazepril (Lotensin) Phosphonate-containing agents […]