Different Drugs Used To Treat Hypertension?
I have hypertension, so far I have taken 25 mg of Captopril. There is also my hypertension brother taking 5 mg amlodipine medication. what I want to ask is better to take captropil or amlodipine? Thank you
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Based on the two drugs that you submit, the two drugs are included in the class of types of antihypertensive drugs that work differently from one another. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blockers drug which works by blocking calcium channels, which will cause the walls of the blood vessels to relax and widen the diameter of the blood vessels. The end result is decreased blood pressure.
While captopril is a type of antihypertensive drug class of ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors or inhibitors of the angiotensin-converting enzyme whose results will inhibit the angiotensin hormone 2. Angiotensin 2 is a hormone that has the effect of increasing blood pressure, so that when this hormone is inhibited by the captopril drug the effect will inhibit the angiotensin hormone 2. Angiotensin 2 will reduce blood pressure because the blood vessels are more relaxed than before.
In the use of captopril or amlodipine both are good and effective drugs for lowering blood pressure. It's just that in research each of these drugs has better use in several conditions. Captopril is very well used in patients with hypertension with concurrent kidney problems, while the drug Amlodipin is highly recommended for reducing blood pressure quickly and constantly. Every doctor has their respective considerations in the use of hypertension medication, if you want to find out then you can consult with your doctor who prescribed it. So that we can convey, hopefully useful.