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what other options are there for high blood pressure medication besides metoprolol and valum?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Many: First, Valium is not a BP medicine. But it can improve blood pressure by relieving anxiety. I would not take it for bp. There are many classes and many members of each class of medication that can be used depending on the patient.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Many, many choices: Diuretics, ace inhibitors, arbs, calcium antagonists, vasodilators, and many more.

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