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used to lower high blood pressure by dilating arteries

Ace inhibitor Stops renin/angiotension system.
Ace inhibitor drugs Known as the "PRILS" - Lisinopril= example
Calcium Channel Blockers Block ca+ from entering and decreasing contraction/dilate arteries.
Calcium Channel Blocker drugs Known as the "PINES"- Amlodipine= example
Beta Blockers Dilate Arteries.
Beta Blocker drugs Known as "OLOLS"- Metopolol= example
Diuretics Decrease volume to decrease pressure.
Adverse Reactions of Antihypertensive drugs Orthostatic Hypotension, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, and Cough.
NO ACE INHIBITOR equals what? Decrease Renal fun and Heart Failure.
Primary No known cause- risk factors.
Secondary Known cause- Kidney Disease.
No Grapefruit with what? Calcium channel blockers.
Nursing Interventions Dangle pt, Assess: BP/Pulse (Same arm/time), Assess: Wt, edema, electrolytes ACE- Take on an empty stomach DO NOT STOP TAKING ABRUPTLY!!!
Antihypertensive drugs used for what? To dilate arteries and HTN (hypertension)
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