Hypertension Treatment

List Of Blood Pressure Medicines

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-

Antihypertensives, Diuretics, Beta-blockers, Sympathetic nerve inhibitors, Vasodilators, Alpha blockers, Calcium antagonists also called calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme known as ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers.

Antihypertensives are 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 patient.

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 pressure medicines:
Diuretics:- Hygroton, Lasix, Lozol etc.
Combination diuretics:- (amiloride hydrochloride + hydrochlorothiazide)- Moduretic, Aldactazide etc.
Beta-blockers:- Sectral, Tenormin, Kerlone, Zebeta, Cartrol and others.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers:- Candesartan Atacand Irbesarten Avapro.
ACE inhibitors:- Lotensin, Capoten, Vasotec, Monopril, Prinivel, Zestril etc.
Calcium channel blockers:- Norvasc, Cardizem CD, Cardizem SR, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, Plendil, DynaCirc CR etc.