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No. While all ARBs block the chemical angiotensin in the body, they can do this in varying ways. Consequently, some are more effective in treating certain conditions (such as high blood pressure) than others, and health care providers can use this information to decide which drug is best for each individual patient.
Are there alternative smoking cessation aids other than varenicline (Chantix)?
What is anticoagulation therapy?
What is Multaq?
What are possible side effects of taking statins?
What does "medication adherence" mean?
What aspirin dose is prescribed for patients with history of heart attack and stroke?
Why are patients receiving valve replacement reliant on blood thinners?
Who should take statins?
Who needs statins?
What medications are typically used to prevent a first heart attack?
What should I do if I have side effects from high-dose simvastatin?
How do anti-clot medications work?
How do statins work?
Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs that help prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Combined with healthy lifestyle choices like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, statins can be extremely effective in reducing risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
How can patients help improve medication adherence on their own?
Are there any negative side effects of cytisine?
Are there differences among different types of statins?
Can I control my blood pressure without medication?
Are statins always used in patients with high cholesterol?
Is a statin right for me?
Should I stop taking Multaq for non-permanent arrythmia?
How does cytisine work to aid smoking cessation?
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