What Are the Common Side Effects of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers?
Any medication that lowers blood pressure can cause dizziness. Frequent dizziness or lightheadedness may be an indication that your blood pressure is too low. If this occurs, you should speak with your doctor. You may find that changing positions slowly (such as going from lying down to standing up) may minimize dizziness. In very rare cases, patients receiving this class of medication have developed swelling of the lips, tongue, or face. You should contact your physician immediately if you experience any facial swelling or trouble breathing. You should also notify your physician if you have experienced facial swelling or difficulty breathing with any other medications in the past. In some susceptible individuals, angiotensin receptor blockers can cause increases in potassium and changes in kidney function. To monitor for these side effects, your doctor may do routine blood work. Many patients with high blood pressure are told to minimize their use of sodium. Some of these patients use