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What medication should you take for high blood pressure?

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Anti-hypertensive medication won't cure high blood pressure, but different types of drugs can help bring it back down to a normal range.

Which you should take depends on things like:

�How high your blood pressure is

�What's causing it

�How your body responds to the drugs

�Other health problems you have

Many people need more than one type of medication to control their high blood pressure. Some medicines combine different kinds of drugs.

It may take some time working with your doctor to find the drugs and doses that work best for you.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines and High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "High Blood Pressure."

National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Central-acting agents."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2017

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines and High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "High Blood Pressure."

National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Central-acting agents."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2017

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