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The four types of antihypertensive drugs:
1)Diuretics
2)Sympathoplegics
3)Vasodilators
4)Angiotensn antagonists
Hydrochlorothiazide
Class: Thiazide diuretic
Tx HTN by:
-reduction of blood volume
-vasclar effect
Compensatory response:
-minimal
furosemide
Class: Loop diuretic
Tx HTN by: (moderate to severe HTN)
-reduction of blood volume
-vasclar effect
Compensatory response:
-minimal
veratrum alkaloids
Class: Sympathoplegic/baroreceptor sensitizing agent
Tx HTN by:
-dec. SNS
-inc. PSNS
SE:
-many, obsolete
clonidine
Class: Sympathoplegic/a2 selective agonist
Tx HTN by:
-dec. SNS
-dec. b.p., c.o., vasc. resistance
Compensatory response:
-salt and water retention
Methyldopa
Class: Sympathoplegic/a2 selective agonist
Tx HTN by:
-dec. SNS
-dec. b.p., c.o., vasc. resistance
Compensatory response:
-salt and water retention