BP Basics

What Kind Of Blood Pressure Medicine Is Univasc

There are innumerable types of blood pressure medicines that are categorized under the types like Alpha blockers, ACE inhibitors, Beta blockers, and alike. The medicines of each group are unique in their functions and they act in different manners.

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, a reading that would be 140/90 mm Hg or above, your doctor will try to find out the nearest possible reason of your systolic pressure and then would prescribe the medicines that he or she feels would do the act to lower your hypertension.

What Kind Of Blood Pressure Medicine Is Univasc?

Univasc, the most prescribed medicine for hypertension belongs to the genesis of the drugs falling under the group of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. This medicine is effective to get rid of salt and water. It can be prescribed alone or with the combination of thiazide diuretics, to remove excess of water from the body.

Till now you have learnt that water is essential for body and now the medication is removing it from your body! This is because excess amount of water or salt in the body causes the blood volume to rise and the increased volume exert more pressure on the walls of the arteries or blood vessels.

When your doctor after diagnose finds that water volume and salt is the prime reason of your blood pressure, he would prescribe you Univasc. Univasc prevents the action of a hormone called angiotensin that enhances water volume in your body and the diuretics taken along with it will remove the water via urine. Besides acting on angiotensin, the Univasc also smoothen the blood flow in the arteries or vessels. Smooth flowing of blood would cause any pressure or force. Thus, your body will remain free from hypertension.

If you are prescribed with Univasc, you must make clear to your doctor if you have any allergic reactions to some kind of things. Because Univasc may cause some side effects if you are susceptible to allergy. If you don't have allergy and still some side effects arise, please do consult your doctor about the side effects.