Many types of medications are used to treat hypertension.
General directions for taking hypertension medication include:
- Take medications as directed.
- Do not miss doses of medication.
- Do not stop taking medication without talking to your doctor.
Types of medication used to treat hypertension include:
- ACE Inhibitors:
- Alpha-adrenergic blockers (alpha blockers):
- Alpha/beta-adrenergic blocking agents:
- Angiotensin receptor blockers (AR2 blockers):
- Atenolol (Tenormin)
- Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
- Nebivolol (Bystolic)
- Propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL)
- Calcium-channel blockers:
- Alpha-adrenergic agonists:
- Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, HydroDIURIL, Microzide)
- Spironolactone (Aldactone)
- Amiloride (Midamor)
- Furosemide (Lasix)
- Peripheral vasodilators:
- Renin inhibitor:
- Aldosterone antagonists:
Continue to Prehypertension ACE Inhibitors
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