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Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.[read article]

Tests for High Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Monitoring
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  More
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Self Care for High Blood Pressure

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Weight Reduction
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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring
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Lifestyle Modification
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Decrease Alcohol Intake
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Avoid Smoking
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Prescribed Medications for High Blood Pressure

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LISINOPRIL (lyse IN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect the heart immedia...  More
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ATENOLOL (a TEN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high b...  More
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NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medici...  More
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DILTIAZEM (dil TYE a zem) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, whic...  More
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METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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DOXAZOSIN (dox AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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MINOXIDIL (mi NOX i dill) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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PINDOLOL (PIN doe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high bl...  More
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BUMETANIDE (byoo MET a nide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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BISOPROLOL (bis OH proe lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat hi...  More
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TIMOLOL (TYE moe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blo...  More
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CHLOROTHIAZIDE (klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to ...  More
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INDAPAMIDE (in DAP a mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood p...  More
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TORSEMIDE (TORE se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood pre...  More
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ACEBUTOLOL (a se BYOO toe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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METOLAZONE (me TOLE a zone) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to treat hig...  More
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NISOLDIPINE (NYE sole di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels,...  More
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BETAXOLOL (be TAX oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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EPLERENONE (e PLER en one) is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine is also used to improve symptoms of heart failure.  More
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ATENOLOL; CHLORTHALIDONE (a TEN oh lole; klor THAL i done) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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NEBIVOLOL (ne BIV oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PENBUTOLOL (pen BYOO toe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; TRIAMTERENE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; trye AM ter een) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and lose the extra water from your body...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; PROPRANOLOL (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; proe PRAN oh lole) is a combination of a diuretic and a beta-blocker. It is used to treat high blood...  More
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HYDRALAZINE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE, HCTZ (hye DRAL a zeen; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a vasodilator and a diuretic. It is used to treat high bl...  More
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AMILORIDE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (a MIL oh ride; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of two types of diuretics. It helps you make more urine and to lose ex...  More
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BENDROFLUMETHIAZIDE; NADOLOL (ben droe floo meth EYE a zide; nay DOE lole) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressur...  More
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METOPROLOL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (me TOE proe lole; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood p...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; SPIRONOLACTONE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; speer on oh LAK tone) is a combination of two types of diuretics. It helps you make more urine an...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; METHYLDOPA (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; meth ill DOE pa) is a combination of a diuretic and another medicine used to lower blood pressure. It...  More
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chlorthalidone-clonidine(Combipres , Clorpres)
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VERAPAMIL (ver AP a mil) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which...  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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ENALAPRIL (e NAL a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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LOSARTAN (loe SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients. This drug also slows the progression of kidney dis...  More
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RAMIPRIL (ra MI pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or other vascular event in people who are at high risk. It is al...  More
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AMLODIPINE (am LOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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TERAZOSIN (ter AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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SPIRONOLACTONE (speer on oh LAK tone) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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CAPTOPRIL (KAP toe pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is used to treat heart damage after a heart a...  More
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PRAZOSIN (PRA zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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CARVEDILOL (KAR ve dil ol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high...  More
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TRIAMTERENE (trye AM ter een) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat edema or swelling ...  More
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VALSARTAN (val SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack.  More
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IRBESARTAN (ir be SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug also slows down the progression of kidney disease in diabetic patients.  More
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RESERPINE (re SER peen) is an antihypertensive. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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BENAZEPRIL (ben AY ze pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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CANDESARTAN (kan des AR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure in children and adults. This drug is also used to treat adults with heart failure.  More
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CHLORTHALIDONE (klor THAL i done) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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NICARDIPINE (nye KAR de peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, ...  More
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AMILORIDE (a MIL oh ride) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used in combination with other medic...  More
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HYDRALAZINE (hye DRAL a zeen) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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NADOLOL (nay DOE lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blo...  More
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FELODIPINE (fe LOE di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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QUINAPRIL (KWIN a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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FOSINOPRIL (foe SIN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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LABETALOL (la BET a lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL (tran DOLE a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat patients who have heart failure fo...  More
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ISRADIPINE (iz RA di peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, whi...  More
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MOEXIPRIL (moe EX i pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ALISKIREN (a lis KYE ren) is a renin inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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ALISKIREN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (a lis KYE ren; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a renin inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pr...  More
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ALISKIREN; VALSARTAN (a lis KYE ren; val SAR tan) is a combination of a renin inhibitor and an angiotensin II antagonist. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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AMLODIPINE; BENAZEPRIL (am LOE di peen; ben AY ze pril) is a combination of two drugs. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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AMLODIPINE; OLMESARTAN (am LOE di peen; all mi SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. This medicine is us...  More
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AMLODIPINE; TELMISARTAN (am LOE di peen; tel mi SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II antagonist. This medicine is used to tr...  More
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AMLODIPINE; VALSARTAN (am LOE di peen; val SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II antagonist. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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BENAZEPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (ben AY ze pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood p...  More
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CANDESARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (kan de SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to ...  More
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CAPTOPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (KAP toe pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood pres...  More
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CLEVIDIPINE is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, which can reduce t...  More
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ENALAPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (e NAL a pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pres...  More
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EPROSARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (ep roe SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to t...  More
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FENOLDOPAM is a vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels. It is used to reduce blood pressure in a hypertensive (high blood pressure) emergency, and during or after s...  More
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FOSINOPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (foe SIN oh pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; IRBESARTAN (hye dro klor oh THYE a zide; ir be SAR tan) is a combination of a drug that is a diuetic and one that relaxes blood vessels. It is ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; LISINOPRIL (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; lyse IN oh pril) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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MOEXIPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (moe EX i pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood ...  More
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QUINAPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (KWIN a pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood press...  More
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TELMISARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (tel mi SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to ...  More
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VALSARTAN;HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (val SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to treat ...  More
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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; OLMESARTAN (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; all mi SAR tan) is a combination of a diuretic and a drug that relaxes blood vessels. It is used to t...  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL; VERAPAMIL (tran DOLE a pril; ver AP a mil) is a combination of two drugs. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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Alternative Procedures for High Blood Pressure What's this?

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Chiropractic Manipulation
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