High Blood Pressure

Frequently Asked Questions

16. What medications are commonly used to treat high blood pressure?

Today, many different types of medicines are available to control high blood pressure. These medicines work in different ways. Some lower blood pressure by removing extra fluid and salt from your body. Others affect blood pressure by slowing down the heartbeat, or by relaxing and widening blood vessels. Often, two or more drugs work better than one.

Here are the types of medicines commonly used to treat high blood pressure.