¿Qué es Hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the pressure in the arteries is too high. This in turn makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. There may be no symptoms, but in severe cases headache, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and nosebleeds may occur.

Treatment for hypertension includes diet and exercise, and taking medicine. Common drug classes prescribed to treat hypertension are beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, ARBs, loop diuretics, thiazide diuretics, central alpha agonists, aldosterone antagonists, arteriorlar vasodilators, catecholamine depletors, ACE inhibitor / calcium channel blocker combinations, ACE inhibitor / thiazide diuretic combinations, aldosterone antagonist / thiazide diuretic combinations, ARB / thiazide diuretic combinations, ARB / thiazide-like combinations, arteriolar vasodilator / thiazide diuretic combinations, and beta agonist / thiazide diuretic combinations.

Puntos de ahorros para Hypertension

  • What’s the Best Beta Blocker for Heart Failure?

    March 29, 2016

    Beta blockers save lives after heart attack and improve mortality for heart failure patients. They also work well to control blood pressure. Carvedilol (Coreg was the brand name) has been known as the “heart failure beta blocker”—but now it appears that metoprolol (Lopressor) may share that title.

    Many of my patients are asking: which is better? Let’s look at the recent evidence.

    What’s the difference between carvedilol and metoprolol?
    Carvedilol is known as a “non-selective beta blocker” meaning it blocks all beta receptors throughout the body. See More

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

  • Recall: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Capsules

    November 10, 2015

    Generic manufacturer American Health Packaging has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (sometimes known as a “water pill”) used to treat water retention or high blood pressure.

    This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

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Medicamentos de Hypertension Populares

Popularidad Nombre del Medicamento Clase de Medicamento Precio
ACE Inhibitors 7 See Prices
ACE Inhibitors 7 See Prices
Calcium Channel Blockers 7 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Clases de Medicamentos Hypertension

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