If diet changes and exercise do not lower your blood pressure to the desired target levels your doctor will start medications to treat high blood pressure.
Some of the commonly used medications for control of high blood pressure include;
If your blood is not adequately controlled with combinations of the above medications, your doctor may prescribe:
In addition to medications to reduce your blood pressure your doctor may prescribe aspirin. You will need to take this medication daily. It has been shown to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disorders.
Most people with high blood pressure need two or more medications to reach their target blood pressure. Your doctor will generally prescribe a combination of two low-dose medications rather than larger doses of one single drug----as two or more blood pressure drugs are more effective than one in controlling hypertension.
Do not stop or change your medications without consulting your doctor.
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