A current evaluation of the safety of angiotensin receptor blockers and direct renin inhibitors

Posted by: admin on: December 5, 2011

ARBs are the most commonly used Antihypertensives because of their renal protective benefit. But here is a new study stating its cardiac risk & cancer susceptablity. But if benefit out weighs their safety concerns we still have the choice.

                                                     Team@CMHF

The safety of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for the treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular and renal diseases has been well documented in numerous randomized clinical trials involving thousands of patients. However, recent concerns have surfaced about possible links between ARBs and increased risks of myocardial infarction and cancer. Less is known about the safety of the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren, which was approved as an antihypertensive in 2007.

This article provides a detailed review of the safety of ARBs and aliskiren, with an emphasis on the risks of cancer and myocardial infarction associated with ARBs. ARBs are generally well tolerated, with no known class-specific adverse events. The possibility of an increased risk of myocardial infarction associated with ARBs was suggested predominantly because the Valsartan Antihypertensive Long-Term Use Evaluation (VALUE) trial reported a statistically significant increase in the incidence of myocardial infarction with valsartan compared with amlodipine.

An ongoing safety investigation by the FDA has not concluded that ARBs increase the risk of cancer. Pooled safety results from clinical trials indicate that aliskiren is well tolerated, with a safety profile similar to that of placebo. ARBs and aliskiren are well tolerated in patients with hypertension and certain cardiovascular and renal conditions; their benefits outweigh possible safety concerns.

Ref: http://www.docguide.com/current-evaluation-safety-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-direct-renin-inhibitors?hash=80445d1a&eid=20484&alrhash=2efbb8-880279c42369cc2f8adcb48a6daaf3d2

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