How Arginine interacts with Antihypertensive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies report that arginine may act in the body like some of these medications by temporarily increasing the diameter of blood vessels, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include amlodipine, bepridil, diltiazem, felodipine, isradipine, nicardipine, nifedipine, nimodipine, nisoldipine, verapamil, benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, fosinopril,moexipril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril, perindopril erbumine, atenolol, esmolol, betaxolol, penbutolol, carteolol, bisoprolol, pindolol, metoprolol, timolol, sotalol, acebutolol, nadolol, propranolol, labetalol, carvedilol, methyldopa, clonidine, guanfacine, guanabenz, brimonidine tartrate, dipiprazole, levobunolol, levobetaxolol, metipranolol, reserpine, prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin meylate, guanadrel, guanethidine, isosorbide monohydrate, isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerin, hydralazine, minoxidil, papaverine, isoxsuprine, losartan, valsartan, eprosartan mesylate, telmisartan, candesartan cilexetil, irbesartan

References

  1. View Abstract: Tentolouris C, Tousoulis D, Goumas G, et al. L-Arginine in Coronary Atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol. Sep2000;75(2-3):123-8.