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What are blood pressure tablets?

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Some of the most common blood pressure tablets include diuretics, beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors, according to the American Heart Association. There are a range of medications available in tablet form that help to lower high blood pressure.

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What are blood pressure tablets?
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Diuretics help control blood pressure by facilitating the removal of excess sodium and water from the bloodstream. Some common brands are Lasix and Lozol. Beta-blockers work by reducing the heart rate, and thus the amount of work the heart has to do, according to the American Heart Association. This reduces the output of blood from the heart and effectively lowers blood pressure. Some common brands are Lopressor and Corgard. ACE inhibitors reduce the narrowing ability of the arteries, allowing the blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure. Some common brands are Lotensin and Accupril.

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