What is a Blood Pressure Medication?
For most people, medication is a major part of the plan to lower their blood pressure. These drugs, also called “anti-hypertensive” medicine, won’t cure high blood pressure.
But they can help bring it back down to a normal range. Many people need more than one type of medication to control their high blood pressure.
Best Blood Pressure Medication In Kenya
What is the most effective high blood pressure medication?
In terms of prescriptions written, here are the top 4 high blood pressure medications,
- the ACE inhibitor lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) tops the list,
- followed by amlodipine besylate (Norvasc),
- a calcium channel blocker, and.
- generic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
What is the fastest medication to lower blood pressure?
Nifedipine and captopril are the two agents with the most rapid onset, within 0.5-1 hour, and may treat hypertensive emergencies as well as urgencies. Clonidine and labetalol have maximal blood pressure-lowering effects at 2-4 hours.
Can blood pressure medicine be stopped?
It’s important not to stop taking your pills, even for a few days, without consulting your doctor. In some cases, they may ask you to discontinue your meds for a short period so they can assess what your blood pressure (BP) would be without them.
Why is my blood pressure still high after taking medication?
You’re taking a diuretic and at least three other blood pressure medicines. But your blood pressure still isn’t budging. This is called resistant hypertension.
Simply put, it means that your high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is hard to treat and may also have an underlying, or secondary, cause.