1. Briefly present the most common side effects of drugs used for hypertension treatment. Why some of them can cause electrolyte abnormalities, dysrhythmias or drug-drug interactions. Give some examples.
2. Present the rationale for clinical applications of vasodilators use for hypertension treatment. What are the major side effects and drug-drug interactions?
3. Describe the mechanism of action of diuretics most commonly used for hypertension treatment. What are the major side effects and drug-drug interactions?
Almost all of the medications that are in practice today for the treatment of hypertension can have adversary effects in the form of producing mild to severe side effects. However, the plethora of options that we have today means that we can always resort to alternative treatments and get it resolved. Different classes of blood pressure medications have different side effects. Some of the most common side effects of the main categories of blood pressure medications are as follows:
Diuretics: It may result in much extra output of urine than anticipated. It may result in erectile dysfunction, albeit occasionally in some individuals. It may result in dizziness, tiredness due to low levels of potassium, induced by the diuretics. One may experience weakness and / or crams in lower body parts like legs. Very rarely, it may result in acute and unexpected foot pain, in line with the symptoms of gout.