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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading cause of death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. Approximately a third of all adults have this condition. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

People with high blood pressure should eat a diet low in salt and saturated fats and exercise regularly. Sometimes medication is also needed.

For most people, blood pressure can be easily controlled by medication, and there are many effective, generic blood pressure medications to choose from. These are some of the common brand-name medications and their generic options:

Brand-Name Antihypertensives
Not Yet Available as Generic
Potential Generic
Therapeutic Alternatives
Atacand®
Benicar®/Benicar HCT®
Diovan®/Diovan HCT®
Edarbi®
Micardis®/Micardis HCT®
Tekturna®
Teveten®
benazepril*/benazepril HCTZ
captopril*/captopril HCTZ
enalapril*/enalapril HCTZ*
fosinopril/fosinopril HCTZ
lisinopril*/lisinopril HCTZ*
moexipril/moexipril HCTZ
perindopril
quinapril/quinapril HCTZ
ramipril
trandolapril
losartan/losartan HCTZ
Coreg CR®
Levatol®
atenolol*
bisoprolol/bisoprolol HCTZ*
carvedilol*
metoprolol tartrate*/metoprolol succinate
nadolol*
pindolol*
propranolol*/propranolol sustained-release

*Part of the Rxtra program, which gives you 30-day supplies for free. Check the Rxtra program details for participating pharmacies.

For a list of drugs and how they’re covered, visit us at HealthAlliance.org. If you are a Medicare Advantage member, visit HealthAllianceMedicare.org.

 

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This information is meant to help you save money on your prescriptions. A generic option may not always be the best option, and your doctor will determine what is best for your situation.

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