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what could be the htn medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 56 years experience
Depends: see your doc to go over which drug medication profile fits you best. All drugs have side effects, but not every side effect occurs to any given person.
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 56 years experience
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Usually a second drug will need to be added to thiamine to get good control. ACE inhibitors and angiotensin blockers are usually well tolerated, tho the ACE-I may cause an annoying unproductive cough. Ca channel blockers, amlodipine, nifedipine may cause ankle edema, especially at higher doses. B blockers may produce fatigue. Each person has to be individualized. Good luck.
Nov 26, 2015
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 56 years experience
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Correction. ---added to the thiazide----
Nov 26, 2015

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