There are several classes of antihypertensive medications, including diuretics (HydroDiuril
), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (Vasotec), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) (Avapro), beta blockers (Lopressor), calcium channel blockers (Verapamil), and a new class called renin inhibitors (Aliskiren).
Atenolol * Tenormin Bupropion * Wellbutrin Citalopram * Celexa Escitalopram * Lexapro Fluoxetine * Prozac Hydrochlorothiazide * Esidrix, HydroDIURIL
, 0retic Mirtazapine * Remeron Paroxetine * Paxil Sertraline * Zoloff Venlafaxine * Effexor
Diuretics Potassium-Losing * Cause a loss of pota- * Eat plenty of potas- Diuretics: ssium and magnesium, sium-rich foods: furosemide (Lasix) requiring extra apricots, bananas, hydrochlorothiazide potassium and magnesium cantaloupe, dairy (HydroDIURIL
) in the diet or supple- foods, dried beans, ments.
Some commonly used diuretics: furosemide/Lasix triamterene/Dyrenium hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)/Esidrix, Hydrodiuril
The most common of these are the thiazide diuretics, such as Diuril, Esidrix, and HydroDIURIL
. Afro-Americans and the elderly seem to benefit most from these drugs, but diabetics and gout-prone persons can be adversely affected by them.
The drugs included in the study's basket were Dyazide, a blood pressure product; Procardia, used for heart problems; Slow-K, which boosts potassium; Hydrodiuril
, a blood pressure drug; Isordil, a treatment for chest pain; Cardizem, also used for chest pain; Lasix, used to reduce high blood pressure and body fluid; Tenormin, a high blood pressure treatment; Inderal, a heart drug; and Tagamet, which is used to fight ulcers.
A Sulfonamide antibiotics share a structural element with several widely used thiazide and loop diuretics--such as furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril
, Microzide)--as well as with diabetes medications known as sulfonylureas (Amaryl, Glucotrol).