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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
Aceon Rx D N Add review
10

Generic name: perindopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Afeditab CR Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: nifedipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
bendroflumethiazide / nadolol Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: bendroflumethiazide / nadolol systemic

Brand names:  Corzide 80 / 5, Corzide, Corzide 40 / 5

Drug class: beta blockers with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Corzide 80 / 5 Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: bendroflumethiazide / nadolol systemic

Drug class: beta blockers with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Diltia XT Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
eprosartan Rx D N Add review
10

Generic name: eprosartan systemic

Brand name:  Teveten

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Inspra Rx B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: eplerenone systemic

Drug class: aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lozol Rx B N X Add review
10

Generic name: indapamide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Teveten Rx D N Add review
10

Generic name: eprosartan systemic

Drug class: angiotensin receptor blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Thalitone Rx B N X Add review
10

Generic name: chlorthalidone systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
acebutolol Rx B N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: acebutolol systemic

Brand name:  Sectral

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amlodipine / atorvastatin Rx X N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Brand name:  Caduet

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
amlodipine / hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan Rx D N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amlodipine / hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan systemic

Brand name:  Exforge HCT

Drug class: miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Avalide Rx D N X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / irbesartan systemic

Drug class: angiotensin II inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Caduet Rx X N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amlodipine / atorvastatin systemic

Drug class: antihyperlipidemic combinations, miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
captopril Rx D N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: captopril systemic

Brand name:  Capoten

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Corgard Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
DynaCirc CR Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: isradipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Exforge HCT Rx D N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amlodipine / hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antihypertensive combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
hydrochlorothiazide / irbesartan Rx D N X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / irbesartan systemic

Brand name:  Avalide

Drug class: angiotensin II inhibitors with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
isradipine Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: isradipine systemic

Brand names:  Dynacirc, DynaCirc CR

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Maxzide Rx C N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Monopril Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: fosinopril systemic

Drug class: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nadolol Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Brand name:  Corgard

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Nifediac CC Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: nifedipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

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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