Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
Recommended Dose Conversions
A few months ago the FDA recalled valsartan, then yesterday there was a notice of irbesartan recalls.
Here's an at-a-glance dose conversion that can be used. Depending on what valsartan or irbesartan dose, select an equivalent dose of another drug in that class. Despite these 2 recalls, this drug class is still going to be used very commonly due to its good BP lowering, CV benefits, renal protection, and that is has a lower incidence of dry cough compared to ACEI's. As a refresher, important monitoring parameters when initiating an ARB include a BMP to monitor for increased potassium and a transient increase in SCr.
Jarred Prudencio, PharmD - https://www.instagram.com/ambcarerx
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