antihypertensive drugs


Antihypertensive drugs are commonly prescribed to help lower blood pressure in conjunction with a heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity. Blood pressure-lowering drugs include diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, vasodilators, alpha blockers, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers and central agonists. Many patients may require more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Some drugs used in hypertensive people may also be prescribed for heart failure and arrhythmia patients.

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