whether losartan or other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) cause cancer or heart problems

See updated FDA information regarding ARBs/cancer and Olmesartan/CV risks

You may hear patients ask whether losartan or other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) cause cancer or heart problems.

ARBs such as losartan, valsartan, etc are used often for heart problems such as high blood pressure or heart failure.

Cancer. A recent analysis suggests that ARBs (telmisartan, losartan, etc) are linked to a small increased risk of cancer.

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