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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Several Drugs: I suppose your question is about Isolated Systolic Hypertension.I will list the groups as there are many 1Diuretics like Hydrochlorthiazide 2Calcium c ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
ACEI ; carvedilol: Acei = angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were first ; continue best track record to reduce mortality rates for congestive heart failure (1 resu ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Systolic HTN: Isolated systolic hypertension is often treated with acalcium channel blocker such as nifedipine.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSIO: First and foremost, lifestyle changes should be instituted which include salt restriction, physical exercise, weight reduction, and limiting alcohol c ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
ACE inhibitors: As above.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Quite Effective: Quite Effective therapy
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Beta-blocker: Atenolol is a blood pressure lowering medication from the beta-blocker class. It's easy to take at just once daily & inexpensive at $4/mo at many ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Beta-blocker: Bisoprolol is a medication in the beta-blocker class of blood pressure lowering drugs. In addition to treating hypertension, beta-blockers are also us ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Paroxysmal Htn : Avoid salt. Some people are salt sensitive and avoiding salt is as potent as taking meds (in some patients). The way to diagnose HTN is by BP diary. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Helpful: It's a good drug, but has it's limits. Many people with hypertension need more than one drug, sometimes even 3 or 4. Carvedilol is effective but not a ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
High BP + Kidney Dz: Typically, medication lists for a patient with high blood pressure and kidney disease include ace inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (arbs), di ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Very: this is an effective drug for most people, you will need to have your physician see if it is right for you
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Lisinopril (ACE inh): Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are generally effective and well tolerated and for patients with PKD may help to preserve kidney functi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Adcirca (tadalafil) is a once a day dru called a pde-5 inhibitor. These drugs cause blood vessels to widen, which may result in a decrease in pulmona ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Diuretic (H2O) pill: Triamterene is in the diuretic class of blood pressure lowering medications. While most diuretics will drain the body of potassium, triamterene does n ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in afri ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
No betablockers: Check with your physician if any BP meds are affecting the sexual issues .If you are on betablockes need to change to other BP medicines.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Maintenance: The amount of medication(s) needed to keep blood pressure under control without unacceptable side effects.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Diuretic (H2O) pill: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been the 1st line, go-to-drug for treating hypertension for a long time. For those w/mild elevations, it can be quite e ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Both : Both are good!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Absolutely.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Not Very Effective: Furosemide is loop diuretic and is good as a diuretic but not very effective in lowering BP in patients with Hypetension
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Pulmonary HTN: Idiopathic (no clear cause) pulmonary hypertension usually results from over-squeezing of the arteries between the lungs and the heart. The best way t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vesse ... Read More
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