Title

Olmesartan (Benicar) for hypertension

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-15-2005

Abstract

Olmesartan (Benicar) is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) labeled for the treatment of hypertension as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. Olmesartan blocks the binding of angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, to angiotensin type 1 (AT1) receptors located in vascular smooth muscle.

Publication Title

American Family Physician

Volume

72

Issue

4

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