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What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first.
Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication.

In brief: Depends
There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first.
Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
In brief: No such thing
No such thing as the "best " medicine.
Each medicine has its positives and negatives. You really have to individualize therapy.

In brief: No such thing
No such thing as the "best " medicine.
Each medicine has its positives and negatives. You really have to individualize therapy.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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