There are four common category of high blood pressure medication that are under mentioned:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
By using these medications, functions of enzymes that happen to bring constriction in arteries are inhibited. This constriction is related to often cause hypertension. There can be certain side effects such as excessive thirst and loss of taste with intake of these inhibitors, but these effects last for only a few days. These are fairly newer drugs.
This medication is most common for high blood pressure. This works in two possible ways. When diuretics are taken with a mild dosage it helps in relaxing blood arteries. The other work performed by it is facilitating out flow of excess water and sodium through urine in order to reduce the amount of blood. The only side effect related with this medicine is decline in potassium level of your body that happens to be an essential element for the normal functioning of body. For that food rich in potassium could be taken in plenty. Physician often suggest potassium tablets along with this medication.
Calcium Channel Blockers
This group of medicines is not very old, but their usage is gaining momentum. They affect blood pressure in a very different way as they usually tend to interrupt smooth inflow of calcium in body cells, thus reducing cells intake of calcium. With declined calcium heart rate gets reduced easing pressure on moving blood.
Medicines of this category directly put their impact on nervous system by making brain by giving retarding signal to heart. The heart rate gets retarded and in turn pace of blood circulation decreases and thus hypertension gets reduced. This medicine is rarely prescribed to diabetic patients with hypertension.
These are some common medications that you should take in under monitoring of blood pressure through blood pressure monitor equipments.
Last of all, beware of one thing. Don’t overdose yourself with these medications, as the consequences can be severe.