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Is benicar a diuretic?

Benicar is a Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARBs) not a diuretic. Angiotensin causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the blood vessels. Narrowing of blood vessels increases the pressure within the blood vessels and may lead to high… Full Answer

Is diovan an ace inhibitor?

No, Diovan (valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). While angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors prevent the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, ARBs prevent the angiotensin I from binding to the AT1 receptor. End result is the same… Full Answer

Is telmisartan a beta blocker?

no u can tell by the name that its an angitensin receptor blocker also known as an ARB... in a class by itself with other arbs like diovan, benicar, micardis, and others ... they all have the "sartan" at the… Full Answer