Avapro and Cozaar are now the first drugs APPROVED for kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension

Avapro and Cozaar are now the first drugs APPROVED for kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

For years ACE inhibitors were preferred for these patients. But no ACE inhibitor is actually APPROVED for this use.

Avapro (irbesartan) and Cozaar (losartan) slow progression of kidney disease...similar to ACE inhibitors. Other angiotensin receptor blockers probably work too.

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