whether it's okay to combine certain blood pressure meds...Diovan with Altace, Avapro with Rasilez, etc

We're getting questions about whether it's okay to combine certain blood pressure meds...Diovan with Altace, Avapro with Rasilez, etc.

Some prescribers are using an "ACE inhibitor" (lisinopril, etc) with an "ARB" (losartan, irbesartan, etc)...an ACE inhibitor with Rasilez (aliskiren)...or an ARB with Rasilez for high blood pressure.

All of these meds work through the "renin system" in the kidneys to lower blood pressure.

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