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Which medications should I avoid when taking ARBs?

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Check with your doctor before you take aspirin or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), like ibuprofen or naproxen. These over-the-counter medicines may cause sodium and water to build up in your body and lessen the effect of an ARB.

Digoxin (Digox) and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) may interfere with the effects of telmisartan (Micardis). If you are taking these medications, tell your doctor before he prescribes an ARB.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.

SOURCES:

The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.

American Association of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.

American Association of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 11, 2017

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