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What are side effects of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)?

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Some of the side effects include:

Call your doctor if you have side effects that are persistent or severe.

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or faintness upon rising
  • Physical problems. Diarrhea, muscle cramps or weakness, back or leg pain, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, or fast or slow heartbeat, sinusitis or upper respiratory infection
  • Confusion. Call your doctor right away.
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Abnormalities in blood chemistry laboratory tests
  • Cough

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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