Learn about medicines used to treat high blood pressure. Some possible side effects of high blood pressure medicines include the following: Chest pain, heart.
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l your doctor as soon as possible if your side effects become severe or bothersome.
Diuretics (water pills) help your body get rid of extra sodium (salt) and water so your blood vessels don't have to hold so much fluid.
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Your doctor will decide which type of medicine is right for you. There are several types of medicine used to treat high blood pressure.
Calcium channel blockers (also called CCBs) help keep your blood vessels from constricting (becoming narrow) by blocking calcium from entering your cells.
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Be certain that your doctor knows all of the over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking.
Also, ask your doctor whether you need to avoid any foods or drinks while using your blood pressure medicine.
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Angiotensin II receptor blockers (also called ARBs) relax your blood vessels by blocking the effects of angiotensin II, a hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow.
All medicines can have side effects.