Show Menu
Cheatography

Angiontensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBS) Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Drugs for HF (Module 2 - Pharmacology)

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

ARBS end in "­-sa­rta­n"

Actions are very similar to ACE inhibitors
Used for patients who are unable to tolerate the adverse effects of ACE inhibitors

NURSE'S ROLE

Monitor CBC
Impaired kidney function
Hyperk­alemia
autoimmune disease
Assess for hypote­nsion
PATIENT TEACHING
Contra­ception
Sodium­/Po­tassium intera­ction
 

PRIMARY USE

HTN
HF
*For those who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors

PROT­OTYPE DRUG

candes­artan
(Atacand)
 

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Receptor agonist that block type 1 angiot­¬≠ensin II receptors on blood vessels & the heart
Dilate arteries and veins reducing arterial pressure, thus preload and afterload improving cardiac output
 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Hypote­nsion
Hyperk­alemia