High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Medications – Diuretics

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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Medications

Many medications branded as anti hypertensive are available to Lower down High Blood Pressure or Hypertension. There is an array of categories of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension medications, and they consist of a number of drug classes. Diuretics are one of the classes of medicine used to lower High Blood Pressure or Hypertension.

Diuretics help the body dispose of excess of water and salt that is rich in sodium (a soft silver white metallic element that reacts readily with other substances and is essential to the body’s fluid balance). Thus helps to control blood pressure. These are utilized frequently in combination with added prescription therapies.

Generic name Common brand names
Chlorthalidone
Hygroton
Chlorothiazide
Diuril
Furosemide
Lasix
Hydrochlorothiazide
Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Microzide
Indapamide
Lozol
Metolazone
Mykrox, Zaroxolyn* 

      Potassium-sparing diuretics

 Amiloride Hydrochloride Midamar*
 Spironolactone Aldactone*
 Triamterene Dyrenium*

      Loop diuretic

 Bumetanide  Bumex*

      Combination diuretics

Amiloride Hydrochloride + Hydrochlorothiazide Moduretic*
Spironolactone + Hydrochlorothiazide Aldactazide*
Triamterene + Hydrochlorothiazide Dyazide*, Maxzide*

 Possible Side Effects of Diuretics

  • Few drugs may reduce supply of the mineral potassium to body. Symptoms such as weakness,   leg cramps or being tired may result.
  •       Attacks of Gout my occur after prolonged treatment with diuretics.
  •       May result in impotence.
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