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What drugs are used to treat high blood pressure?

Here is a summary of 10 drugs commonly prescribed for high blood pressure:

  • Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a calcium channel blocker.
  • Benazepril (Lotensin) is an ACE inhibitor.
  • Chlorthalidone (Hygroton) is a thiazide diuretic.
  • Enalapril (Vasotec) is an ACE inhibitor.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, Microzide) is a thiazide diuretic.
  • Irbesartan (Avapro) is an angiotensin II receptor blocker.

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What is the best drug for high blood pressure? The best medication for most people with high blood pressure is usually a diuretic. Other drugs used to lower blood pressure include thiazides, beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and calcium channel antagonists.

What are the worst blood pressure medicines? Drugs in this class include phenylzine and tranylcypromine. Any of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents also raise blood pressure. The worst offenders are indomethacin, naprosyn, and ibuprofen, especially in large doses.

Which blood pressure medication has the least side effects? Diuretics. Diuretics have the lowest side effects of any blood pressure medication and thus are commonly the first course of medicinal attack to get high blood pressure under control. Diuretics are often paired with another prescription blood pressure medication to compliment to lower your blood pressure effectively.

What pain meds can you take with high blood pressure? Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is a pain reliever that is not an anti-inflammatory drug. It will work on pain but will not do much for the inflammation of an injury. Aacetaminophen is considered a safe option for patients with high blood pressure.

What is the worst medicine for high blood pressure?

What is the worst medicine for high blood pressure? Drugs in this class include phenylzine and tranylcypromine. Any of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents also raise blood pressure. The worst offenders are indomethacin, naprosyn, and ibuprofen, especially in large doses.

What are the most effective high blood pressure medications? The best medication for most people with high blood pressure is usually a diuretic. Other drugs used to lower blood pressure include thiazides, beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and calcium channel antagonists.

Which blood pressure pill has the least side effects? Diuretics have the lowest side effects of any blood pressure medication and thus are commonly the first course of medicinal attack to get high blood pressure under control.

What is the best cold medicine for high blood pressure? However, according to the American Heart Association, the only over-the-counter cold medications that are safe for people with hypertension are Coricidin HBP, Chlo-Trimeton, Benadryl, and Tavis-1. These medications do not contain decongestants. They will not cause your blood pressure to rise.