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Drugs to Control Hypertension and Important Facts

Types of Medication Used to Treat Hypertension

There are several types of hypertension medications. In many cases, a combination of antihypertensive drugs works better than a single medication. The types of medication commonly used for hypertension treatment include:
 
  • Beta blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Calcium channel blockers (CCBs)
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) 
  • Alpha blockers
  • Alpha-beta blockers
  • Nervous system inhibitors
  • Vasodilators
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).
     

Things to Remember About Hypertension Treatment

Treatment of hypertension is often an ongoing, lifelong process. It's best just to take it one step at a time. While treatment may seem difficult at times, don't get discouraged -- it may add years to your life.
 
Successful treatment of this condition may reduce the risk of:
 
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Treatment for Hypertension

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