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Other Medical Conditions and the Impact of High Blood Pressure Medicines


Other Medical Conditions and the Impact of High Blood Pressure Medicines

High blood pressure medicines and their impact on other medical conditions

Drug class

Recommended if you have:

May need to avoid if you have:

Beta-blockers
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Heart failure (only if your condition is stable)
  • Migraine
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Bradycardia or heart block
  • Depression
  • Asthma or emphysema
  • Buildup of plaque in blood vessels that supply blood to the arms, legs, and other parts of the body (peripheral arterial disease)
Diuretics
  • Heart failure
ACE inhibitors
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blockage of blood flow to the kidneys (renal artery stenosis)
  • Pregnancy
  • Angioedema
Calcium channel blockers
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Heart block/bradycardia
  • Heart failure
  • Pregnancy
Alpha-blockers
Other vasodilators
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
Centrally-acting agents
  • Psychiatric conditions

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Last RevisedApril 5, 2013

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