How Arginine interacts with Antihypertensive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Since arginine is the precursor to nitric oxide, which has vasodilation effects, caution should be used in individuals taking antihypertensive medications because arginine may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. (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.