ACTION: Work in a variety of ways to lower blood pressure and relieve stress on the heart. Some medications may act specifically on the rhythm of the heart.

USE: Follow your doctor's directions for use of these medications. Some of these medications must be taken with regard to food or other medications.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS: Drowsiness, dizziness, or weakness may occur but go away during treatment. If side effects continue or become bothersome, contact your physician. If you experience irregular heartbeat or fainting contact your physician immediately. Do not stop taking these medications without the consent or knowledge of your doctor. Drowsiness or dizziness may occur in some cases. Do not drive or use machinery until you are familiar with the effects of these medications. If you experience any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

A. Antihypertensives


Amiloride (Midamor)

Chlorothiazide (Diuril, Diachlor)

Furosemide (Fumide, Lasix)

Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Hydrodiuril)

Indapamide (Lozol)

Methyclothiazide (Enduron, Ethon)

Metolazone (Dialo, Zaroxolyn)

Spironolactone (Alatone, Aldactone)

Spironolactone w/Amiloride (Alazide, Alactazide)

Triamterene (Dyrenium)

Triamterene w/Hydrochlorothiazide (Dyazide, Maxzide)


Atenolol (Tenormin)

Metoprolol (Lopressor)

Nadolol (Corgard)

Pindolol (Visken)

Propranolol (Inderal)

Calcium Channel Blockers

Amplodipine (Norvasc)

Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac)

Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)

Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)

Angiotensin Acting Drugs

Captopril (Capoten)

Enalapril (Vasotec)

Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)

Losartan (Cozaar)

Ramipril (Altace)

Trandolapril (Mavik)

Valsartan (Diovan)

B. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Amiodarone (Cordarone)

Disopyramide (Napamide, Norpace)

Mexiletine (Mexitil)

Procainamide (Procanbide)

Quinidine (Quinidex, various manufacturers)

Tocainide (Tonocard)

C. Antianginal


Isosorbide (Imdur, Ismo, Isordil, Monoket)


Sublingual (Nitrostat)

Transdermal (Minitran, Nitro-Dur)

D. Others

Clonidine (Catapres)

Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Methyldopa (Aldomet)

Prazosin (Minipress)

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