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    Other Medical Conditions and the Impact of High Blood Pressure Medicines

    High blood pressure medicines and their impact on other medical conditions

    Drug class

    Recommended if you have:

    May need to avoid if you have:

    Beta-blockers
    Diuretics
    • Heart failure
    ACE inhibitors
    • Diabetes
    • Heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
    • Diabetes
    • Heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Blockage of blood flow to the kidneys (renal artery stenosis)
    • Pregnancy
    • Angioedema
    Calcium channel blockers
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Chest pain (angina)
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Heart block/bradycardia
    • Heart failure
    • Pregnancy
    Alpha-blockers
    Other vasodilators
    Centrally-acting agents
    • Psychiatric conditions

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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