Class
Complications
Interactions
Therapeutic Use
Compelling indications
100
This class of drugs ends in -PRIL.
What are ACE Inhibitors?
100

This drug class can lead to hypokalemia

What are diuretics

100

This condition may arise if ARBs and ACE inhibitors are combined.   

What is hyperkalemia?

100

This drug is infused acutely for the treatment of hypertensive crisis

What is nitroprusside?

100

This is a first line drug of choice for patients with diabetes.  

What is lisinopril?

200
This class of drugs ends in -ARTAN.

What are Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers?

200

This receptor antagonist is harmful to a developing fetus.

What is losartan?

200

NSAIDs can reduce the anti-hypertensive efficacy of this first line class of drug.

What are diuretics?

200

This drug is used to lower blood pressure in patients with renal insufficiency and edema.

What is furosemide?

200

This drug blocks Na+ channels in the collecting tubule and reverses hypokalemia in patients prescribed thiazide or loop diuretics.

what is triamterene or amiloride.

300

This class ends in -PINE.

What are dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers?

300

This drug class should be avoided when possible in patients with COPD or asthma

What are beta blockers

300

This drug can reduce the efficacy of a drug commonly used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

What is Methyldopa?

300

This drug is used at low doses in combination with diuretics for the treatment of resistant hypertension.

What is reserpine?

300

This drug class can be safely added on to an existing regimen in patients with familial hyperlipidemia.  

What are alpha1 adrenergic receptor blockers?

400

This class ends in -OSIN.

What are Alpha1 Adrenergic Blockers?

400

This first line drug of choice for hypertension has a propensity to cause rebound tachycardia.  

What is nifedipine

400

This drug should be avoided in patient's being treated for depression with monoamine oxidase inhibitors.  

What is reserpine? 

400

This second generation drug in its class crosses the blood brain barrier and can reduce sympathetic drive but can also cause insomnia.

What is metoprolol?

400

Patients awaiting surgery to remove a pheochromocytoma are given this drug to combat the effects of unpredictable elevations in plasma catecholamines. 

What is phenoxybenzamine?

500
This class ends in -LOL.
What are Beta Blockers?
500

If discontinued suddenly, this medication can cause rebound hypertension.

What is Clonidine?

500

This drug class should not be combined with beta blockers in someone with bradycardia.

What are non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers?

500

This drug is combined with nitrates to reduce blood pressure in patients with HFrEF who cannot take blockers of the RAS due to contraindication.  

What is hydralazine?

500

This drug class is given as a first line anti-hypertensive in the aftermath of an MI to help prevent arrhythmias.

What are beta blockers?

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