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Diovan is an effective remedy against hypertension. Its target is to treat heart failure and to reduce the risk of death after a heart attack.

It is working by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from narrowing the blood vessels, which tends to raise blood pressure. It is angiotensin II receptor antagonist.

Diovan is also known as Valsartan, Valtan, Valzaar.

Generic name of Diovan is Valsartan.

Brand name of Diovan is Diovan.


To treat high blood pressure: 80 mg or 160 mg or more once a day. The maximum dosage is 320 mg a day.

To treat heart failure: 40 mg twice a day.

The maximum dosage is 320 mg daily.

Take Diovan tablets orally with or without food.

Do not crush or chew it.

Take Diovan at the same time every day with water.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Diovan suddenly.


If you overdose Diovan and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Diovan overdosage: fainting, abnormal heartbeats, lightheadedness.


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep your medicine container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Do not take Diovan if you are allergic to Diovan components.

Do not take Diovan if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Diovan can harm your baby.

Take Diovan with care if you are taking any other blood pressure medications: diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), and trandolapril (Mavik); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), ramipril (Altace).

Be careful with Diovan if you suffer from or have a history of liver disease, kidney disease.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.

If you want to achieve most effective results without any side effects it is better to avoid alcohol.

Do not stop taking Diovan suddenly.

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We measured GFR and kidney microdialyzate H(+) and AII content in Sham and 2/3 Nx rats in response to amelioration of H(+) retention with dietary NaHCO3, to AII receptor antagonism and to both.

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The incidence of heart failure is increasing, particularly in older patients. Clinical trials often do not reflect community practice where patients are older and have more co-morbid conditions. Therapeutic agents need to be at least neutral in their effects on these other conditions. Current therapy in heart failure includes angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta-blockers and diuretics, with advanced heart failure patients receiving spironolactone and possibly digitalis. Ongoing clinical trials are testing more effective inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) with highly selective angiotensin II (Ang II) receptor blockers (ARBs) such as valsartan. Future trials should study diverse racial groups and the elderly, particularly those with preserved systolic function. These should ideally be large multicentre studies with internal substudies to examine mechanisms of heart failure.

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Central aortic systolic pressure (CASP) has been shown to be a stronger predictor of cardiovascular events than brachial blood pressure (BP). Different classes of drugs have differential effects on CASP and brachial BP. This open prospective cohort study aimed to observe changes in CASP (measured using radial tonometry) among hypertensive Asians after 12 weeks of treatment with valsartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).

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In this prospective, open-label, non-randomized trial, 257 patients with mean sitting DBP of 100-109 mmHg at trough entered a 4 week treatment phase with A 10 + O 20 in free combination once daily. Patients in whom DBP remained uncontrolled were switched in a second 4 week treatment phase to A 10 + Val 160. The primary efficacy variable was the reduction in DBP at week 8 compared to week 4 in the intent-to-treat population.

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We examined the effect of salt loading on brain reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, and apoptosis in SHRSP. Salt-loaded SHRSP were given vehicle, valsartan (an angiotensin AT1 receptor blocker), or hydralazine to compare their efficacy on brain injury. We also examined the efficacy of apocynin (a NADPH oxidase inhibitor) on brain injury of salt-loaded SHRSP.

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The mRNA and protein expression of VEGF and Flk-1, the urine protein and glomerular area and volume in the DN were higher than those in the control group and valsartan group (P < 0.05). VEGF and Flk-1 were positively correlated with the urine protein and glomerular area and volume (P < 0.05).

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In the main Valsartan Antihypertensive Long-Term Use Evaluation (VALUE) report, we investigated outcomes in 15 245 high-risk hypertensive subjects treated with valsartan- or amlodipine-based regimens. In this report, we analyzed outcomes in 7080 patients (46.4%) who, at the end of the initial drug adjustment period (6 months), remained on monotherapy. Baseline characteristics were similar in the valsartan (N=3263) and amlodipine (N=3817) groups. Time on monotherapy was 3.2 years (78% of treatment exposure time). The average in-trial blood pressure was similar in both groups. Event rates in the monotherapy group were 16% to 39% lower than in the main VALUE trial. In the first analysis, we censored patients when they discontinued monotherapy ("censored"); in the second, we counted events regardless of subsequent therapy (intention-to-treat principle). We also assessed the impact of duration of monotherapy on outcomes. No difference was found in primary composite cardiac end points, strokes, myocardial infarctions, and all-cause deaths with both analyses. Heart failure in the valsartan group was lower both in the censored and intention-to-treat analyses (hazard ratios: 0.63, P=0.004 and 0.78, P=0.045, respectively). Longer duration of monotherapy amplified between-group differences in heart failure. New-onset diabetes was lower in the valsartan group with both analyses (odds ratios: 0.78, P=0.012 and 0.82, P=0.034). Thus, despite lower absolute event rates in monotherapy patients, the relative risks of heart failure and new-onset diabetes favored valsartan. Moreover, these findings support the feasibility of comparative prospective trials in lower-risk hypertensive patients.

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Of a total of 9,794 patients analyzed, 8,603 and 1,191 patients were prescribed Aml/Val and Aml/Val/HCT, respectively. Among these, 15.5% were elderly, 32.5% were obese, 31.3% had diabetes, and 9.8% had isolated systolic hypertension. Both Aml/Val and Aml/Val/HCT single-pill combinations, respectively, were associated with clinically relevant and significant mean sitting systolic/diastolic BP reductions across all subgroups: elderly patients (-32.2/-14.3 mmHg and -38.5/-16.5 mmHg), obese patients (-32.2/-17.9 mmHg and -38.5/-18.4 mmHg), diabetic patients (-30.3/-16.1 mmHg and -34.4/-16.6 mmHg), and patients with isolated systolic hypertension (-25.5/-4.1 mmHg and -30.2/-5.9 mmHg). Incremental BP reductions with Aml/Val or Aml/Val/HCT single-pill combinations were also observed in patients receiving prior monotherapy or dual therapy for hypertension. Overall, both Aml/Val and Aml/Val/HCT were generally well tolerated.

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia that frequently recurs after restoration of sinus rhythm. In a consistent percentage of cases, AF recurrences are asymptomatic, thus making its clinical management difficult in relation to both therapeutic efficacy and thromboembolic risk.

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The aim of this study is to assess the quality of Valzan(®) tablet (160 mg, valsartan immediate release test formulation) by comparing its pharmacokinetic parameters with Diovan(®) tablet (160 mg, valsartan reference formulation). Valzan(®) tablets were prepared according to a dry granulation method (roll compaction). To assess the bioequivalence of Valzan(®) tablets a randomized, two-way, crossover, bioequivalence study was performed in 24 healthy male volunteers. The selected volunteers were divided into two groups of 12 subjects. One group was treated with the reference formulation (Diovan(®)) and the other one with the generic Valzan(®), with a cross-over after the drug washout period of 14 days. Blood samples were collected at fixed time intervals and valsartan concentrations were determined by a validated HPLC assay method. The pharmacokinetic parameters AUC(0-48), AUC(0-∞), C(max), T(max), K(e) and T(1/2) were determined for both the tablets and were compared statistically to evaluate the bioequivalence between the two brands of valsartan, using the statistical model recommended by the FDA. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) did not show any significant difference between the two formulations and 90% confidence intervals (CI) fell within the acceptable range for bioequivalence. Based on this statistical evaluation it was concluded that the test tablets (Valzan(®)) is well formulated, since it exhibits pharmacokinetic profile comparable to the reference brand Diovan(®).

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In this study, the interaction of valsartan (VAL), an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, with cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) was investigated. The effect of cationic micelles on spectroscopic and acid-base properties of VAL was carried out using UV spectrophotometry at physiological conditions (pH 7.4). The binding of VAL to CTAB micelles implied a shift in drug acidity constant (pK(a)(water)-pK(a)(micelle)=1.69) proving the great affinity of VAL dianion for the positively charged CTAB micelle surface. To quantify the degree of VAL/CTAB interaction, two constants were calculated by using mathematical models: micelle/water partition coefficient (K(x)) and drug/micelle binding constant (K(b)). The decrease of K(x) with VAL concentration, obtained by using pseudo-phase model, is consistent with an adsorption-like phenomenon. From the dependence of differential absorbance at lambda=295 nm on CTAB concentration, by using mathematical model that treats the solubilization of VAL dianion as its binding to specific sites in the micelles (Langmuir adsorption isotherm), the binding constant (K(b)=(2.50+/-0.49)x10(4)M(-1)) was obtained. Binding constant VAL/CTAB was also calculated using micellar liquid chromatography (MLC).

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Repeated attacks of bronchial asthma lead to Kapikachhu Dosage different degrees of airway remodeling, the mechanism of which is not yet clear. Some evidences indicate that it is related to the excessive expression of some growth promotion factors. Angiotensin II is a polypeptide that may be involved in airway remodeling. To evaluate its role in airway remodeling in asthma, we observed the effects of an angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist (valsartan) on the expression of collagen III, collagen V, and transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) mRNA and protein in the airway walls of sensitized rats.

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Drug combinations, most often including hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), are now recommended for routine BP management, but their Paracetamol Overdose Phases effects on cardiovascular event rates have not been compared with effective monotherapy.

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In-stent restenosis rate including persistent area was n=5/21 (24%), n=4/25 (16%) and n=2/23 (8.7%) under 80, 160 and 320 mg valsartan. Late lumen loss was 0.79+/-0.49 mm, 0.60+/-0.43 mm and 0.37+/-0.25 mm, respectively, with significant differences between 80 and 320 mg (p<0.001) and 160 and 320 mg (p<0.05). Follow-up percent diameter stenosis was Effexor 400 Mg 31.8+/-18.6% under 80 mg, 25.2+/-17.5% under 160 mg and 13.8+/-9.4% with significant differences between 80 mg and 320 mg (p<0.0005) and 160 and 320 mg (p<0.01).

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In this randomized, double-blind study, 126 mild to moderate essential hypertensive patients from northern China were studied to determine Pamelor Pill the efficacy and safety of a combination therapy of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Patients were randomized to the V80/H12.5 (80 mg valsartan/12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide) group or the V80 (80 mg valsartan) group. Six weeks after treatment, the mean decrease from baseline in mean sitting systolic blood pressure (MSSBP) was significantly higher in the V80/H12.5 group than the V80 group, but there was no difference in the change of mean sitting diastolic blood pressure (MSDBP) in the two groups. Overall, 80.33% and 70.97% had a controlled response (normalized MSDBP), and 85.25% and 77.42% had a diastolic response (normalized MSDBP or > 10 mmHg reduction in MSDBP) in the V80/H12.5 and V80 groups, respectively (not significantly different). The incidence of adverse events was also similar between the two groups. The combination of 80 mg valsartan/12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide was efficacious and well tolerated in mild and moderate essential hypertensive patients.

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The mixtures of excipients were prepared in the form of powders, granules or lyophilizates, which were evaluated in terms of their ability to form a homogenous mass after hydration with a small amount of water. The best compositions were tested with candesartan cilexetil and valsartan (2% and 10% w/w, respectively). Performed studies include macroscopic, organoleptic and microscopic observations, as well as a textural analysis, determination of gelation time Singulair Dosage Chart and rheological measurements.

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We investigated the effect of Jiangya Tongluo (JYTL) formula on renal function in rats with hypertensive nephrosclerosis. A total of 21 spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were randomized into 3 groups: valsartan (10 mg/kg/d valsartan), JYTL (14.2 g/kg/d JYTL), and a model group (5 mL/kg/d distilled water); Wistar Kyoto rats comprised the control group (n = 7, 5 mL/kg/d distilled water). Treatments were administered by gavage every day for 8 weeks. Blood pressure, 24-h urine protein, pathological changes in the kidney, serum creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels were estimated. The contents of adrenomedullin (ADM) and angiotensin II (Ang II) in both the kidney and plasma were evaluated. JYTL lowered BP, 24-h urine protein, serum creatinine, and BUN. ADM content in kidneys increased and negatively correlated with BP, while Ang II decreased and negatively correlated with ADM, but there was no statistically significant difference of plasma ADM between the model and the treatment groups. Possibly, activated intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in hypertensive nephrosclerosis and the protective function of ADM via local Cardura Dosage Range paracrine. JYTL may upregulate endogenous ADM level in the kidneys and antagonize Ang II during vascular injury by dilating renal blood vessels.

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Collar-induced adventitia injury resulted in the enhancement of vascular contractility and reactivity. The activation of RhoA/Rho-kinase signal pathway, stimulated by Prevacid Cost AT(1) receptor, plays an important role in the collar-induced the change of vascular contractility and reactivity.

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Osteopontin (OPN) has recently emerged as a key factor in both vascular remodelling and development of atherosclerosis. It has been reported that OPN is regulated by the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of angiotensin II receptor blockade with valsartan on plasma OPN levels in patients with essential hypertension (EHT). Forty-six patients (mean age, 64±11 years) with EHT were randomly assigned to treatment with amlodipine or valsartan. There were no significant differences in baseline clinical characteristics between the two groups. Blood sampling and blood pressure evaluation were performed before and after 24 weeks of treatment. After 24 weeks, both systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were decreased significantly and by the same degree in each treatment group. However, valsartan but not amlodipine decreased plasma OPN levels (baseline and 24-week data-valsartan: 614±224 ng ml(-1), 472±268 ng ml(-1), P=0.006; amlodipine: 680±151 ng ml(-1), 687±234 ng ml(-1), P>0.999). A positive correlation between the reduction in OPN and the log natural (ln) C-reactive protein (CRP) was seen in the valsartan-treated group. Stepwise regression analysis showed that treatment with valsartan and the reduction of ln CRP were associated with the reduction in OPN levels, and this association was independent of the reduction in SBP or aldosterone levels (valsartan: β=0.332, P=0.026; ln CRP reduction: β=0.366, P=0.015). These results suggest that suppression Zyrtec Generic Brand of the RAAS and inflammation may decrease plasma OPN levels.

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To clarify the possible involvement of uninhibited angiotensin II (Ang II) type 2 (AT(2)) receptor stimulation in the effects of an Ang II type 1 (AT(1)) receptor blocker, valsartan, we examined the cardiovascular remodeling induced by aortic banding with the use of wild-type (Agtr2+) and AT(2) receptor null (Agtr2-) mice. Aortic banding caused cardiac hypertrophy in Agtr2+ and Agtr2- mice to a similar degree 6 weeks after surgery, whereas coronary arterial thickening and perivascular fibrosis were more exaggerated in Agtr2- mice. The AT(2) receptor was observed predominantly in the coronary arteries and perivascular region of Agtr2+ mice. Valsartan at a dose of 1 mg/kg per day, which did not influence systolic blood pressure, suppressed cardiac hypertrophy similarly in both strains. Valsartan inhibited coronary arterial thickening and perivascular fibrosis in both groups; however, the inhibitory effects of valsartan were significantly weaker in Agtr2- mice. The inhibitory effects of a nonselective Ang II receptor antagonist, [Sar(1),Ile(8)]-Ang II, on cardiac hypertrophy, coronary artery thickening, and perivascular fibrosis were not significantly different in Agtr2+ and Agtr2- mice. These results suggest that the improvement by valsartan Nexium Prescription Dosage of coronary arterial thickening and perivascular fibrosis after pressure overload is caused by uninhibited AT(2) receptor stimulation in addition to AT(1) receptor blockade.

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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors as well as angiotensin II receptor antagonists are able to prevent the vasoconstrictive effect of angiotensin II on the efferent renal vessels, which is believed to play Dosage Effexor an important role in renovascular hypertension. This effect is assumed to be essential for the demonstration of renovascular hypertension by captopril renography. In this study, renographic changes induced by captopril and the AT1 receptor antagonist valsartan were compared in patients with a high probability for renovascular hypertension. Twenty-five patients with 33 stenosed renal arteries (grade of stenosis >50%) and hypertension were studied. Captopril, valsartan and baseline renography were performed within 48 h using technetium-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine. Blood pressure was monitored, plasma renin concentration before and after intervention was determined and urinary flow was estimated from the urinary output of the hydrated patients. Alterations in renographic curves after intervention were evaluated according to the Santa Fe consensus on ACE inhibitor renography. Captopril renography was positive, indicating renovascular hypertension, in 25 of the 33 stenosed vessels, whereas valsartan renography was positive in only ten. Blood pressure during captopril and valsartan renography was not different; reduction in blood pressure was the same after valsartan and captopril. Plasma renin concentration was comparable for valsartan and captopril studies, showing suppressed values after intervention in as many as 12 of the 25 patients. Urinary flow after valsartan was higher than after captopril (P<0.05). However, this difference could not explain the markedly higher sensitivity of captopril compared with valsartan in demonstrating renal artery stenosis. In 14 of the 25 patients, blood pressure response to revascularisation was monitored, showing a much better predictive value for captopril renography. It is concluded that captopril renography is much more sensitive than valsartan renography in detecting a clinically significant renal artery stenosis. Furthermore, our data suggest that other effects, such as that on the prostaglandin-bradykinin system, are of at least similar importance to ACE inhibition for the high diagnostic sensitivity of captopril renography regarding renovascular hypertension.

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Decreased capillary density influences vascular resistance and perfusion. The authors aimed to investigate the influence of the renin-angiotensin receptor blocker valsartan on retinal capillary rarefaction in hypertensive patients. Retinal vascular parameters were measured noninvasively and in vivo by scanning laser Doppler flowmetry before and after 4 weeks of treatment with valsartan in 95 patients with hypertension stage 1 or 2 and compared with 55 healthy individuals. Retinal capillary rarefaction was determined with the parameters intercapillary distance (ICD) and capillary area (CapA). In hypertensive patients, ICD decreased (23.4±5.5 μm vs 21.5±5.6 μm, P<.001) and CapA increased (1564±621 vs 1776±795, P=.001) after valsartan treatment compared with baseline. Compared with healthy normotensive controls (ICD 20.2±4.2 μm, CapA 1821±652), untreated hypertensive patients showed greater ICD (P<.001) and smaller CapA (P=.019), whereas treated hypertensive patients showed no difference in ICD (P=.126) and CapA (P=.728). Therapy with valsartan for 4 weeks diminished capillary rarefaction in hypertensive patients.

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There were 372 patients who completed the 90-day follow-up. The valsartan group had 46 of 187 patients (24·6%) with a 90-day mRS 3-6, compared with 42 of 185 patients (22·6%) in the control group (odds ratio [OR], 1·11; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0·69-1·79; P = 0·667). The rate of major vascular events did not differ between groups (OR, 1·41; 95% CI, 0·44-4·49; P = 0·771). There was a significant increase of END in the valsartan group (OR, 2·43; 95% CI, 1·25-4·73; P = 0·008).

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In silicotic nodules and interstitial fibrosis area, positive expression of α-SMA, a classical marker of myofibroblast, was ob-served by IHC, accompanied with absence expression of Ac-Tub α. Furthermore, Ac-SDKP post-treatment could attenuate the levels of col I, α-SMA and HDAC6 to 48.39%, 52.63% and 70.18% compared with the silicotic 8w group respectively. And in Ac-SDKP pre-treatment group, compared with the silicotic 8w group, these protein levels were decreased to 32.26%, 64.91% and 54.39% respectively (P<0.05). The up-regulation of Ac-Tub α was found in Ac-SDKP post-and pre-treatment and increased to 3.00 and 2.90 folds compared with the silicotic 8w group. Compared with control group, the levels of α-SMA, HDAC6 and col I in Ang II group were up-regulated to 1.66, 3.56 and 4.00 folds accompanied with down-regulation of Ac-Tub by 44.44% (P<0.05). Pre-treatment with Valsartan, TCS HDAC6 20b or Ac-SDKP could inhibited all this changes induced by Ang II in vitro.

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Impairment of fibrinolytic balance, associated with atherosclerosis in rabbits, appears to be related with angiotensin II via AT1receptors. The beneficial effect of valsartan on fibrinolysis seems to be related to the concomitant amelioration of endothelial dysfunction and reduction of intimal thickening, further supporting the importance of the blockade of angiotensin II actions to prevent thrombotic alterations associated with atherosclerosis.

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The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of nonpeptide angiotensin antagonists in humans are reviewed in this paper. Representatives of this new therapeutic class share common features: lipophilia, intermediate bioavailability, high affinity for plasma proteins and liver metabolism; some have active metabolites. Angiotensin II antagonists block the blood pressure response to exogenous angiotensin II in healthy volunteers, decrease baseline blood pressure in both normal and hypertensive patients, produce a marked rise in plasma renin activity and endogenous angiotensin II and increase renal blood flow without altering glomerular filtration rate. These effects are dose-dependent, but their time course varies between the drugs owing to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences. Additionally, the extent of blood pressure reduction is dependent on physiological factors such as sodium and water balance. The characterisation of their pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships deserves further refinement for designing optimal therapeutic regimens and proposing dosage adaptations in specific conditions.