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Hypertension/High Blood Pressure Health Center

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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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