March 31, 2011

If two drugs work well individually, they must work well together, right? That’s what many doctors thought about commonly prescribed blood pressure medications; however, a study finds that for most people this isn’t the case. In fact, combining the drugs could lead to drug injuries.

According to HealthDay News, a Canadian study has found that patients taking a combination of commonly prescribed blood pressure medications angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may be at risk for serious drug injuries.

Patients who take these medications together could be at risk for drug injuries such as end stage renal failure and even death.

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Are you taking ACE inhibitors and ARBs? Will you discuss the problems with these medications with your doctor? Have you suffered a drug injury before? Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel Attorneys at Law about your loss.