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1

What are three indications for ACE inhibitors?

Hypertension
Heart failure
Renal dysfunction

2

Give three contraindications for ACE inhibitors

Pregnancy
Renovascular Disease
Aortic Stenosis

3

Give four ADRs of ACE inhibitors

Dry cough due to bradykinin
Angio-oedema
Renal Failure
Hyperkalaemia

4

What is the mechanism of action of an ACE inhibitor?

Inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme
Reduced bradykinin breakdown

5

How do ACE inhibitors lower BP? (3)

- Decreased sympathetic drive
- Peripheral vasodilation
- Decreased aldosterone

6

Give a DDI of ACE inhibitors

Beta blockers - both lower blood blood pressure
Aspirin, at a push?

7

What is the indication for angiotensin receptor blockers?

Hypertension

8

Give three situations in which it would be unwise to give an angiotensin blocker

- Pregnancy
- Renovascular disease
- Aortic stenosis

9

Give two ADR of angiotensin receptor blockers

Renal Failure
Hyperkalaemia

10

What is the mechanism of action of angiotensin receptor blockers

Antagonism of angiotensin 2 receptor => AT1R

11

What are four indications for B blockers?

Angina
Post MI
Hypertension, especially in younger patient
Arrhythmias

12

Give five contra-indications for B blockers

Asthma (non-selective only)
Bradycardia
Hypotension
AV-block
Congestive heart failure

13

Give 7 ADRs of beta blocekrs

Bronchospasms
Fatigue
Insomnia
Dizziness
Cold extremities
Hypotension and bradycardia
Death in diabetic hypoglycaemia

14

Give two DDIs of B blockers

Prevents salbutamol actions

Verapamil -> both –ve inotropes

15

What is the mech of action of B blockers

Antagonise β1 receptors => negative ionotropic and chronotropic effect
Inhibits renin

16

What is the indication for direct renin inhibitor

Hypertension

17

Give four ADRs for direct renin inhibitors

Angio-oedema,
hyperkalaemia,
hypotension,
GI disturbances

18

What is the mechanism of action of direct renin inhibitors

Antagonises Renin, preventing the conversion of Angiotensinogen  Angiotensin I.
Reduces plasma renin activity by 50-80%
40h t ½
Elimination in faeces

19

Give the general 3 indications for calcium channel blockers

Hypertension (2nd line and in over 55/black)

Supraventricular arrhythmias

angina

20

Give three contraindications for calcium channel blocker

Heart failure
Bradycardia
AV node block

21

What is the mechanism of action of calcium channel blockers?

Block specific alpha subunit of L-type calcium

reduce calcium entry
Vasodilation of arteries

22

Give four ADRs to calcium channel blockers

 Hypotension, bradycardia, heart failure, heart block

23

What is an indication for a thiazide diuretic?

 Hypertension
 Oedema secondary to congestive cardiac failure, liver disease or nephrotic syndrome

24

What is the mechanism of action of thiazide diuretics?

 Thiazide diuretics inhibit the Na+/Cl- co-transporter in the luminal membrane in the distal tubule of the kidney. This blocks the reabsorption of Na+ and therefore water. Result is lower blood volume and pressure

25

Give some adverse drug reactions of thiazide diuretics

 Hypokalaemia, hyperuricaemia, impaired glucose tolerance, Hyponatraemia, hypermagnesemia, Hypercalcaemia, metabolic alkalosis

26

What do calcium channel blockers dilate?

Peripheral, coronary and pulmonary arteries

27

What are some ADRs of nifedipine?

 Sympathetic nervous system activation – tachycardia and palpitations
 Flushing, sweating, throbbing headache
 Oedema

28

Aside from vasodilating effects, what do verapamil do?

depresses SA node and slows A-V conduction by impeding calcium transport across myocardial and vascular smooht muscle cell membrane

29

What are three ADRs for verapamil?

 Constipation
 Risk of bradycardia
 Reduced myocardial contractility (-‘ve inotrope) so can worsen heart failure

30

What are four indications for streptokinase?

ife-threating venous thrombus
MI
PE
Arterial thromboembolia