How quickly does high blood pressure medication work?

High BP meds. It depends on the type of medication and the amount. Some can work within minutes, others within weeks.

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Why some high blood pressure medications do not work?

It is difficult to . answer in a few lines. It depend on several factors: medication compliance, race, co-morbidities, underlying disease other than hypertension, pain, hormone and many more. Better to discuss with your primary care on this subject. . Read more...

What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

BP meds. The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). Second-line agents include clonidine and minoxidil. Read more...

Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Weight loss . A very common cause of high BP is metabolic syndrome, caused by excessive carbohydrates and sugars in your diet. High fructose corn syrup is the worst offender. You are better off fixing what is wrong then trying to find the "best drug". The best medicine is prevention. Read more...

I’m on high blood pressure medication and it was controlled to 135/85 but why has the pressure shot up to reading 150/95 today?

BP control. Certain life situations will cause the BP to rise even if you’re on medications; this can include exercise and episodes of emotional stress or physical exertion. This is normal and expected. But your BP at baseline should be in adequate control and your BP numbers under times of such stress should not rise excessively. 24 hour BP monitoring can help to qualify this. Read more...

When was the first use of high blood pressure medication? We want to know the origin of successful medications being used for high blood pressure.

Here . Here is a really cool article about the history of hypertension (high blood pressure) and its treatments. I linked to it below. Read more...
First BP meds. The earliest ways to treat high blood pressure include a low sodium and high potassium diet however people tend not to like to use diet and medications were developed. Some of the first were sympathetic blockers developed in the 1950s. Then came Aldomet, guanethidine and apresoljne and spironolactone in 60s. As well as diuretics. Specialize in this and happy to help.
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Can high blood pressure medication cause neurapathy?

I am not . A specialist in the filed but i very much doubt this. There are quite a few disease that can cause neuropathy such as diabetes, scleroderma, porphyria, etc.Etc. Also exposure to heavy metals can cause neuropathy. It is also important to know what area of the body is infected. Check with your doctor or google ur question... Read more...
Not likely. Antihypertensive medications such as the ones you have listed would be very unlikely to cause neuropathy. Hydralazine can rarely cause neuritis. Read more...
None. None of the current anti-hypertensives causes neuropathy. But hbp is associated with diabetes and it can cause it. This probably the best 'indirect association!'. Read more...

Should I be concerned about dizziness while on high blood pressure medication?

Yes. Blood pressure medication lowers blood pressure and if BP goes too low (usually less than 100 systolic) the low pressure can cause dizzyness when standing or getting up from lying or sitting position. BP normally does not drop when changing position but may with these meds or if salt and water depleted ("dehydrated"). If severe can cause passing out and injury. Check with MD. Read more...