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High blood pressure, can cause many major health problems including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. In such a situation, early attention to high blood pressure and its treatment is required. There is a long list of medicines that can be used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are called antihypertensives. All medicines have their benefits and drawbacks. Medications such as diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and calcium channel blockers can be used to treat high blood pressure.

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Today in this article, you will know in detail about the medicines for high blood pressure -

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Many types of medicines are used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Diuretics, beta-blockers, and angiotensin II receptor blockers are the main ones. Come, let us know in detail which medicines can be used for high blood pressure -


Diuretics are also called water pills. These are one of the most commonly used medicines for the treatment of blood pressure. This medicine helps both kidneys to remove excess water, sodium, and salt from the body. It also lowers the level of blood in the blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure. It is used in combination with other medicines for high blood pressure. The following types of medicines are included under diuretics -

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Beta-blockers have a direct effect on the heart, which lowers blood pressure. These blood pressure medicines reduce the heart rate and force of pumping, as well as reduce the amount of blood. Medicines that come under beta-blockers -

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ACE inhibitors

Angiotensin is a hormone in the body, which causes the blood vessels to constrict. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) blockers reduce the production of this hormone and help lower blood pressure. These medicines come under ACE blockers -

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Angiotensin II receptor blockers

The hormone angiotensin constricts blood vessels, but it needs space to do so. Angiotensin II receptor blockers help lower blood pressure by preventing angiotensin from binding to receptors on blood vessels. Angiotensin II receptor blockers include -

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Calcium channel blockers

When calcium flows in and out of muscle cells, it helps the muscles to move. Calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering the smooth muscle cells of the heart and blood vessels. Thus it helps the heart to beat with less force and relaxes the blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure. Examples of calcium channel blockers include -

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Alpha-blockers dilate blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. These drugs are also used to treat prostate enlargement in men. Medicines under alpha-blockers -

  • Doxazosin mesylate
  • Prazosin hydrochloride
  • Terazosin hydrochloride

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Vasodilator drugs prevent the muscles in the veins and arteries from constricting and constricting. As a result, blood flows easily and the heart does not have to pump as much. Vasodilators include -

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High blood pressure is a serious condition, which needs immediate treatment to stop it. In such a situation, many types of medication can be given to the patient. High blood pressure can be treated with the help of diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and calcium channel blockers. Do take a doctor's advice before taking these medicines, because the only doctor can tell which medicine will work well for a person. Along with medicines, changes in lifestyle and food habits can also be made.

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