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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2012

Are there any antihypertensive meds that do not cause dryness as a side effect?

Dryness seems to be a side effect with every blood pressure medication I have researched. Those having dryness problems already cannot usually handle medications that also cause dryness.

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The simple answer to this question is yes. I assume you aretaking a medication like hydrochlorothiazide or possibly chlorithalidone.Depending on your other health conditions there are options for high bloodpressure, according to the American Heart Association most people with highblood pressure need 2 -3 types of medications to control it. We have a lot ofcombination pills for this reason. If you have a health condition like diabetesor even heart failure there are certain choices that actually give you addedbenefits above and beyond high blood pressure control. I suggest discussingoptions with your prescriber. Without more specific information about yourhealth and even your lab results there is a long list of possibilities whichmay not be the best choice for you. Most people do not want to take any pillsand this is natural, but I encourage you to use medications to protect yourblood vessels from high blood pressure, cholesterol and even blood sugar whenneeded. Use the medications until you make other changes which you hope willlower your blood pressure and as you do things like lose weight, be sure tothen revisit the dose and number of medications you are on. Best wishes, I hopethis helps you work with your prescriber.


Answered 8 years ago by PMcCauley

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