Many doctors believe drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) is safe for most people.  But if you do choose to drink, use caution and drink moderately.

Moderate drinking is up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks for men. Be extra careful when you first start or raise the dose of an ARB until you know how it will affect you.

Alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, use care when drinking. Alcohol can also make you dizzy and dehydrated. Too much alcohol can cause long-term health problems like heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and cancers.

1 - 2 drinks is your buffer so your blood pressure won't suffer!