Managing high blood pressure using drugs?

Managing high blood pressure using drugs?

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Managing high blood pressure using drugs?

Managing high blood pressure using drugs.

Once your doctor has diagnosed high blood pressure he or she may advise that you are given medicines to better control your high blood pressure.

 

There are eight main classes of medications that can be used to manage high blood pressure.

These are listed here 

ACE inhibitors

Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers

Calcium channel blockers

Diuretics

Beta blockers

Alpha blockers

Renin inhibitors

Other diuretics

 

Your doctor or GP would be in a good position to make an informed decision on what class and drug you should be prescribed and also which brand you should start taking.

For example, your doctor may decide to prescribe you a drug from the ACE inhibitor class and they may decide between one of four drugs from that class.