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hydralazine (Apresoline) vs. clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay)

hydralazine (Apresoline) vs. clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay)

Hydralazine vs. clonidine: What’s the difference? Hydralazine and clonidine are used to treat high blood pressure. Hydralazine is also used to treat hypertensive crisis and congestive heart failure (CHF). Clonidine is also used off-label to treat alcohol withdrawal, smoking cessation, restless leg syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, and opioid withdrawal. Hydralazine and clonidine belong to different drug […]

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hydralazine (Apresoline) vs. hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)

hydralazine (Apresoline) vs. hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)

Hydralazine vs. hydrochlorothiazide: What’s the difference? Hydralazine and hydrochlorothiazide are used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Hydralazine is also used to treat hypertensive crisis. Hydrochlorothiazide is also used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body caused by cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, corticosteroid medications, and nephrotic syndrome. […]

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Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds

Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than in the morning nearly halves the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a large, new study finds. Researchers in Spain followed more than 19,000 adults with […]

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captopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Capozide)

captopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Capozide)

What is the dosage for captopril and hydrochlorothiazide? The starting dose is 25/15 mg once daily. The dose may be increased every 6 weeks. Which drugs or supplements interact with captopril and hydrochlorothiazide? Captopril may increase potassium levels (hyperkalemia) in blood. Therefore, there is an increased risk of hyperkalemia when captopril is given with potassium […]

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enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide (Vaseretic)

enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide (Vaseretic)

What is enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide, and what is it used for? Vaseretic is a combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension). It is in a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE is an enzyme in the body that causes the formation of angiotensin […]

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Metolazone vs. thiazide diuretics

Metolazone vs. thiazide diuretics

What are the differences between metolazone and thiazide diuretics? Metolazone and thiazide diuretics are diuretics (“water pills”) used to treat high blood pressure and fluid accumulation. Brand names for metolazone include Zaroxolyn, Mykrox, and Diulo. Side effects of metolazone and thiazide diuretics that are similar include low blood potassium (hypokalemia), low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia), dizziness, […]

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Indapamide vs. thiazide diuretics

Indapamide vs. thiazide diuretics

What are the differences between indapamide and thiazide diuretics? Indapamide and thiazides are diuretics (water pills) used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and accumulation of excess fluid (edema), which may result from congestive heart failure. Side effects of indapamide and thiazide diuretics that are similar include low blood potassium (hypokalemia), muscle weakness, low blood […]

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Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study suggests. People taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to die by suicide, compared to those who […]