How Do CCB-Renin Inhibitor Combos Work?

Reviewed on 7/6/2021

HOW DO CCB/RENIN INHIBITOR COMBOS WORK?

Calcium channel blocker/renin-angiotensin system inhibitor (CCB/renin inhibitor) combos are antihypertensive drugs used to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension).

CCBs also known as calcium channel antagonists work by blocking the entry of calcium into the cells through voltage-gated calcium channels present in the smooth muscle of arteries. This causes dilation of the arteries, an increase in the free flow of blood, and a subsequent reduction in blood pressure.

Renin inhibitors or direct renin inhibitors affect the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. They work by directly inhibiting proteolytic enzyme renin released by the kidney and prevent renin from converting angiotensin to angiotensin I, which further converts into angiotensin II. In the absence of angiotensin II, the blood pressure decreases as the blood vessels remain dilated and the flow of blood is maintained.

HOW ARE CCB/RENIN INHIBITOR COMBOS USED?

CCB/renin inhibitor combos are used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF CCB/RENIN INHIBITOR COMBOS?

Side effects of CCB/renin inhibitor combos may include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF CCB/RENIN INHIBITOR COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of CCB/renin inhibitor combos include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/ccb-renin-inhibitor-combos

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20690889/

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