The most common BP meds and facts you need to know for your board exam
- Ace inhibitors are associated with cough, angioedema and can cause hyperkalemia. They are contraindicated in pregnancy.
- Spironolactone (a potassium sparing diuretic) can also cause hyperkalemia
- β blockers are contraindicated in Asthma and may cause impotence
- CCB cause leg edema, verapamil and diltiazem are rate control CCBs and thus can be used in conditions such as atrial fibrillation
- αblockers treat htn and BPH
- Hydralazine can cause lupus like syndrome as well as pericarditis
From: Smarty PANCE Cardiology Review