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Blood pressure medications

I came across this great video which explains how the different medications work on the heart and arteries to lower blood pressure.

With more people taking multiple medications to help lower blood pressure in different ways, I thought this video does a great job of explaining how they all work.

It also describes the common side effects of the medications and options to avoid them.

The medications covered in the video are:

  • ACE inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors)
  • ARB drugs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers)
  • Beta-blockers
  • Alpha-blockers
  • Calcium-channel blockers

Video: Medicating for High Blood Pressure

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2 Responses to “Blood pressure medication options”

  1. John Hambly says:

    I am on Minipress, & Ex-Forge, and try to monitor my BP at least twice a day. My systolic fluctuates widly from 160 down to 120, sometimes within 3 readings taken over about 15 minutes. Diastolic also varies from a high of 68 to 52.(Over a 6 month period it has never been above 68.
    Comments would be appreciated
    Regard
    JohnH

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