With so many patients
all around suffering from blood pressure, the medicine laboratories
and companies are coming up with numerous medications for the
ailment. The medicines meant for high blood pressure fall under
various categories with specific functions.
The medicines are categorized due to
the fact that at one time some medications fail to lower blood
pressure and in that case the other one is tried. The list of blood
pressure medicines have the following sections-
Beta-blockers, Sympathetic nerve inhibitors, Vasodilators, Alpha
blockers, Calcium antagonists also called calcium channel blockers,
angiotensin-converting enzyme known as ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II
the medicines that are the simplest one to lower high blood pressure.
Diuretics help in removing the fluids and salt from the body.
Vasodilators are used to relax the muscles of the arteries and blood
vessels. The beta blockers reduce the heart rate unit and the blood
output of heart. The ACE inhibitors interfere the production of
angiotensin that constricts the blood arteries. Thus, in these
manners the different medicines act to reduce the blood pressure of
The cause of the blood pressure is very
difficult to trace. The doctors find it very complicated since the
cause can be one of the many. Hence, they try one particular medicine
firstly, if that doesn't work then the doctor prescribes the another
one. Again there are medicines having combined formulation for acting
together in reducing the blood pressure.
Lets have a look at the list of blood
Diuretics:- Hygroton, Lasix, Lozol
Combination diuretics:- (amiloride hydrochloride +
hydrochlorothiazide)- Moduretic, Aldactazide etc.
Sectral, Tenormin, Kerlone, Zebeta, Cartrol and others.
II receptor blockers:- Candesartan Atacand Irbesarten Avapro.
inhibitors:- Lotensin, Capoten, Vasotec, Monopril, Prinivel, Zestril
Calcium channel blockers:- Norvasc, Cardizem CD, Cardizem SR,
Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Plendil, DynaCirc CR etc.