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Which medications are taken for high blood pressure?

Common medications prescribed by a healthcare professional could include:

  • Diuretics (Indapamide and Bendroflumethiazide)
  • ACE inhibitors (Enalapril, Lisinopril, Perindopril and Ramipril)
  • Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers (ARBs) (Candesartan, Irbesartan, Losartan, Valsartan and Olmesartan)
  • Alpha-blockers (Doxazosin)
  • Calcium channel blockers (Amlodipine, Felodipine and Nifedipine or Diltiazem and Verapamil.)
  • Other diuretics (Amiloride and Spironolactone)
  • Beta-blockers (Atenolol and Bisoprolol)
  • Renin inhibitors (Aliskiren)


Source: NHS