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1

Classification

Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
Anti HTN

2

Action

Potent vasodilator
Blocks aldosterone which prevents absorption of sodium = decrease preload
This inhibits angiotensin II to AT receptor so it dilates = decrease in after load

3

Dose

40 mg BID
Maximum 320 mg/day

4

Side effects

HA, insomnia, fatigue, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abd pain, diarrhea

5

Contraindications

None

6

Absorption

Poorly a doped after po Rx, metabolized liver excreted feces & urine

7

Nursing interventions

Obtain Bp, apical pulse
If become hypotensive lay supine, elevate feet
Question for pregnancy, hx hepatic/renal function
Report chest pain or palpitations