High Blood Pressure Medication Index

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High blood pressure (hypertension) medications include drugs from a variety of different drug classes and types.

Clonidine (Catapres) and minoxidil also are drugs prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. Side effects, warnings and precautions, safety information, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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      • What about the patient's compliance with medication regimens?
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