The main goal of antihypertensive treatment is to reduce blood pressure and thus minimize the risk of complications; the change in lifestyle, the food devices and the implementation of some simple physical exercises contribute to maintaining blood pressure in the range of physiological levels alongside with a carefully chosen therapy. The medicines used in therapy for the treatment of hypertension are diuretics, calcium channel blockers, sympatholytic drugs, beta blockers, angiotensin II antagonists, ACE inhibitors. In this section we present drugs most used in therapy for hypertension; it is up to the doctor to choose the most suitable active ingredient and posology for the patient.
Lasix is an oral drug indicated in all forms of edema of cardiac genesis, inadequate edema control (of renal or non-renal origin), corticosteroid refractory edema, light and medium hypertension.
Lasix in solution for infusion and in tablets of 500 mg is indicated only in cases of acute or chronic kidney failure, as well as in individuals with nephrotic syndrome (chronic glomerulonephritis, lupus erythematosus) and kidney insufficiency.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a drug that facilitates the elimination of water and salts (in particular, sodium and potassium) from the body by increasing the production and elimination of urine (a diuretic drug). It is used to lower blood pressure when it is too high (“arterial hypertension”) and to eliminate the collection of liquids that can form in the tissues (edema), due to various diseases. The drug does not cure hypertension but serves to keep it under control.