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A 32-year-old male asked:

best med for mild hypertension (assuming lifestyle changes not effective enough) - fewest (most benign side effects)? thoughts on chlorthalidone?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends : Choice of blood pressure medication varies based on many factors. More information is needed.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Best BP medication: You should speak to your physician about the choices of anti-hypertensive medication you can be placed for it BP control. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that lowers bp. There are other drugs that lower your BP by different methods of action. Your physician, after examining you can make the best decision as to the type of medication you need to take and explain the side effects of each drug.

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