Notes on the various types of blood pressure medications: 

  • Diuretics act on the kidneys to get rid of salt and on the blood vessels to reduce resistance.
  • Beta-blockers lower blood pressure by slowing the heart and decreasing the force of cardiac contractions.
  • Vasodilators act on the arteries to widen them.
  • ACE inhibitors act as both vasodilators and diuretics by inhibiting the production of angiotensin, a powerful vasoconstictor hormone which also acts on the adrenal glands to keep more sodium in the body.

“Real” allopathic drugs used in the treatment of Hypertension:

  • Accupril
  • Acebutolol (Sectral)
  • Adalat (Procardia)
  • Adalat (Procardia)
  • Aldactazide
  • Aldactone
  • Aldomet
  • Altace
  • Amiloride with HCl (Moduretic)
  • Amlodipine (Norvasc)
  • Amlodipine and Benzaepril Hcl (Lotrel)
  • Atacand
  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Atenolol with Chlorthalidone (Tenoretic)
  • Avalide
  • Avapro
  • Benazepril (Lotensin)
  • Calan
  • Capoten
  • Capozide
  • Captopril (Capoten)
  • Captopril W/ Hcl (Capozide)
  • Cardene
  • Cardizem
  • Cardura
  • Carvedilol (Coreg)
  • Catapres
  • Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
  • Chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
  • Clonidine (Catapres)
  • Coreg
  • Corgard
  • Corzide
  • Covera-hs (Calan)
  • Cozaar
  • Dilacor Sr (Cardizem)
  • Diltiazem (Cardizem)
  • Diovan
  • Diavan Hct (Diovan)
  • Diuril
  • Doxazosin (Cardura)
  • Dyazide
  • Dynacirc
  • Enalapril (Vasotec)
  • Enalapril W/ Feloipine (Lexxel)
  • Enalapril W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Vaseretic)
  • Esidrix (Hydrodiuril)
  • Felodipine (Plendil)
  • Fosinopril (Monopril)
  • Furosemide (Lasix)
  • Guanabenz (Wytensin)
  • Guanfacine (Tenex)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide W/ Triamterene (Dyazide)
  • Hydrodiuri
  • Hygroton
  • Hytrin
  • Hyzaar
  • Indapamide (Lozol)
  • Inderal
  • Inderide
  • Irbesartan (Avapro)
  • Isoptin (Calan)
  • Isradipine (Dynacird)
  • Labetalol (Normodyne)
  • Lasix
  • Lexxel
  • Lisinopril (Zestril)
  • Lisinopril W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic)
  • Lopressor
  • Losartan Potassium (Cozaar)
  • Losartan Potassium W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Hyzaar)
  • Lotensin
  • Lotrel
  • Lozol
  • Mavik
  • Maxzide (Dyazide)
  • Methyldopa (Aldomet)
  • Metolazone (Zaroxolyn)
  • Metoprolol (Lopressor)
  • Minipress
  • Moduretic
  • Moexipril (Univasc)
  • Moexipril W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Uniretic)
  • Monopril
  • Mykrox (Zarololyn)
  • Nadolol (Corgard)
  • Nadolol W/ Bendroflumethiazide (Corgard)
  • Nicardipine (Cardene)
  • Nifedipine (Procardia)
  • Nisoldipine (Sular)
  • Norodyne
  • Norvasc
  • Pindolol (Visken)
  • Plendil
  • Prazosin (Minipress)
  • Prinivil (Zestril)
  • Prinizide (Zestoretic)
  • Procardia
  • Propranolol (Inderal)
  • Propranolol W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Inderide)
  • Quinapril (Accupril)
  • Ramipril (Altace)
  • Reserpine, Hydralzaine, Hydrochlorothiazide (Ser-ap-es)
  • Sectral
  • Ser-ap-es
  • Spironolactone (Aldactone
  • Spironolactone W/ Hydrochlrothiazide (Aldactazide)
  • Sular
  • Tarka
  • Tectuma
  • Tenex
  • Tenoretic
  • Tenormin
  • Terazosin (Hytrin)
  • Thalitone (Hygroton)
  • Tiazac (Cardizem)
  • Toprol-xl (Lopressor)
  • Trandate (Normodyne)
  • Trandolapril (Mavik)
  • Trandolapril W/ Verapamil (Tarka)
  • Triamterene W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Dyazide)
  • Uniretic
  • Univasc
  • Valsartan (Diovan)
  • Valsartan W/ Hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan)
  • Vaseretic
  • Vasotec
  • Verapamil (Calan)
  • Verelan (Calan
  • Visken
  • Wytensin
  • Zaroxolyn
  • Zestoretic
  • Zestril

 

Some side effects of blood pressure medication include:

  • Angina (Beta Blockers)
  • Arrhythmias (Beta Blockers)
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Dry cough non-productive and chronic
  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss
  • Harmful to the fetus (ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers)
  • Headaches
  • High Triglycerides
  • Impotence
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney failure (ACE Inhibitors)
  • Muscle cramps and pains
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Swelling of face and lips
  • Swollen ankles (Calcium channel blockers)

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