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Best medication for high bold pressure. Female 62?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: That depends

There is no one best blood pressure medication based on age or sex.
The choice of blood pressure medicine depends on several different factors including your race, severity and what other medical conditions you may have like allergies, diabetes and heart or kidney failure. Therefore the only person who can determine this is your doctor. Good luck and best wishes.

In brief: That depends

There is no one best blood pressure medication based on age or sex.
The choice of blood pressure medicine depends on several different factors including your race, severity and what other medical conditions you may have like allergies, diabetes and heart or kidney failure. Therefore the only person who can determine this is your doctor. Good luck and best wishes.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Modern treatment of high BP is complex, based on many factors, and should be individualized - there is no perfect answer. For example, a person with diabetes should be on an ace inhibitor (lisinopril, ramapril, etc) or arb (losartan, diovan, (valsartan) etc).
People with heart disease often need to be on a beta-blocker (toprol, coreg, etc). Choice should also be balanced with costs and side-effects.

In brief: Depends

Modern treatment of high BP is complex, based on many factors, and should be individualized - there is no perfect answer. For example, a person with diabetes should be on an ace inhibitor (lisinopril, ramapril, etc) or arb (losartan, diovan, (valsartan) etc).
People with heart disease often need to be on a beta-blocker (toprol, coreg, etc). Choice should also be balanced with costs and side-effects.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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