Avoid Mixing up ARBs With Meds That Look and Sound Alike

You'll see more Rxs for "ARBs" (candesartan, etc) instead of "ACE inhibitors" (lisinopril, etc) for treating high blood pressure.

ACE inhibitors were once thought to be better than ARBs at reducing the chance for heart attacks and possibly death.

But the new thinking is that ARBs may have similar heart benefits to ACE inhibitors in many patients.

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