The Pennine Acute Hospitals
NHS Trust Formulary
 
back
2 Cardiovascular system
02-05-05-02 Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (ARBs) are more expensive that ACE inhibitors. Their use should be reserved only for patients who suffer from unacceptable side effects using ACE inhibitors. However, if patients have suffered angioedema with an ACE inhibitor then an ARB is NOT recommended.

In heart failure, it is important that ARBs are titrated up to their target dose (or maximum tolerated) as advised by NICE.

Losartan
First Choice
Tablets



View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Candesartan
First Choice
Tablets

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Irbesartan
Formulary
Tablets

GMMMG endorse use for renal patients.

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Valsartan
Formulary
Tablets

GMMMG endorse use in post-myocardial infarction.

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Valsartan / Sacubitril Entresto®
Formulary
Tablets

Restricted ItemTo be initiated by Heart Failure team
Link  PAT Guideline: Treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
 

Green 3 View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Azilsartan
Non Formulary

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Cozaar- Comp®
Non Formulary

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Eprosartan Teveten®
Non Formulary

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Olmesartan Sevikar®
Non Formulary

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Telmisartan
Non Formulary

View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF