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Medications for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Drugs associated with High Blood Pressure

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is High Blood Pressure: 

Hypertension means high blood pressure. This generally means:

  • systolic blood pressure is consistently over 140 (systolic is the "top" number of your blood pressure measurement, which represents the pressure generated when the heart beats)
  • diastolic blood pressure is consistently over 90 (diastolic is the "bottom" number of your blood pressure measurement, which represents the pressure in the vessels when the heart is at rest)

Either or both of these numbers may be too high.

Pre-hypertension is when your systolic blood pressure is between 120 and 139 or your diastolic blood pressure is between 80 and 89 on multiple readings. If you have pre-hypertension, you are likely to develop high blood pressure at some point. Therefore, your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes to bring your blood pressure down to normal range.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Ziac Rx C N X 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bisoprolol / hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: beta blockers with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zestril Rx D N 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lisinopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zestoretic Rx D N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / lisinopril systemic

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zebeta Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: bisoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zaroxolyn Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metolazone systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Visken Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: pindolol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Verelan PM Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Verelan Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
verapamil Rx C N X 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Brand names:  Calan, Calan SR, Covera-HS, Isoptin SR, Verelan, Verelan PM

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vecamyl Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: mecamylamine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vasotec Rx D N Add review
9.0

Generic name: enalapril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vaseretic 10-25 Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vaseretic 5-12.5 Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vaseretic Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
valsartan Rx D N 69 reviews
6.0

Generic name: valsartan systemic

Brand name:  Diovan

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Univasc Rx D N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: moexipril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Uniretic Rx D N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / moexipril systemic

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Twynsta Rx D N X 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: amlodipine / telmisartan systemic

Drug class: angiotensin II inhibitors with calcium channel blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tribenzor Rx D N X 11 reviews
8.0

Generic name: amlodipine / hydrochlorothiazide / olmesartan systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Transderm-Nitro Rx C N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: nitroglycerin systemic

Drug class: antianginal agents, vasodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
trandolapril Rx D N Add review
8.0

Generic name: trandolapril systemic

Brand name:  Mavik

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
trandolapril / verapamil Rx D N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: trandolapril / verapamil systemic

Brand name:  Tarka

Drug class: ACE inhibitors with calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Trandate Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: labetalol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
torsemide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Brand name:  Demadex

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Toprol-XL Rx C N X 24 reviews
7.0

Generic name: metoprolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Topics under High Blood Pressure

Alternative treatments for High Blood Pressure

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for High Blood Pressure. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of High Blood Pressure.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Drug-Induced Hypertension

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