(Used to lower blood pressure)
Compiled by Pam Duff, RN, CSNC 2009
The following are common examples.
- ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) Inhibitors (“-pril”s Accupril, Captopril, Enalapril, and others)
- ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers) (“-sarta”s losartan, valsartan, and others)
- Beta-adrenergic blockers (“-olol”s acebutolol, atenolol, and others)
- Calcium-channel Blockers
- amlodipine [Norvasc]
- diltiazem [Cardizem and others]
- felodipine [Plendil]
- nifedipine [Aldalat, Procardia, and others]
- verapamil [Calan, Isoptin, and others]
- Adrenergics (clonidine [Catapres], methyldopa [Aldomet, and others])
- Anti-adrenergics (doxazosin [Cardura], prazosin [Minipress], and others)
- Vasodilators (diazoxide, hydralazine, minoxidil, nitroprusside, and others)
- Deplete: B6, B12, D, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, CoQ10, DHEA, quercetin
- Grapefruit juice, niacin (B3), calcium, and magnesium may enhance drug’s effect.
- Arginine alters potassium levels.
- Goldenseal contains hydrastine which can constrict blood vessels, increasing blood pressure levels.
- Avoid high potassium foods or supplements and salt substitutes as they can increase blood potassium levels to potentially life-threatening levels.
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