Harvard Health Letter

Which blood pressure drug is right for you?

There are hundreds of medications that a doctor may prescribe to treat high blood pressure. The most common drugs include diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), beta blockers, and calcium-channel blockers. Each medication works differently in the body, and there are many different varieties of those drug types. Choosing one or more is based on a person’s other health conditions.
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