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GENERAL INFORMATION ​ ​

High blood pressure- patient awareness and self care

Causes of high blood pressure; advice on blood pressure control and taking your blood pressure at home

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MEDICINES RELATED INFORMATION
Overview of high blood pressure medicines

Types of medicines used and advice on taking the medicines

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MEDICINES FOR LOWERING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
ACE Inhibitors
(eg Lisinopril, Enalapril, Captopril, Perindopril)
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​Alpha Adrenergic Blockers
(eg Prazosin)
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​Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
(eg Losartan)
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​Beta Blockers
(eg Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Propranolol)
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​Calcium Channel Blockers
(eg Diltiazem, Nifedipine, Amlodipine, Verapamil)
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​Diuretics
(eg Hydrochlorothiazide, Furosemide, Indapamide)
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​Diuretics (Including Potassium-sparing Diuretics)
(eg Bumetanide, Spironolactone, Amiloride, Triamterine)
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​Vasodilators
(eg Hydralazine)
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MEDICINES FOR LOWERING LIPIDS

Lipid Lowering Medicines
(eg Statins: Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, Pravastatin, Lovastatin

Fibrates: Fenofibrate, Gemfibrozil.

Fat-Binding Agent: Cholestyramine

Nicotinic Acid Group: Nicotinic Acid)

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MEDICINES FOR BLOOD THINNING​
​Anti-Platelet Medicines​View PDF in:
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​Aspirin​View PDF in:
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​Dipyridamole​View PDF in:
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​Ticlopidine & Clopidogrel​View PDF in:
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​Warfarin​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES TO REDUCE HEAVY BLEEDING
​Tranexamic Acid​View PDF in:
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​MEDICINES FOR ANGINA ("CHEST PAIN") ​
​Nitrates
(eg Glyceryl Trinitrate, Isosorbide Dinitrate/ Mononitrate)
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​Trimetazidine​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR HEART FAILURE AND IRREGULAR HEART BEAT
​Digoxin​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR DIABETES
​Insulin​​View PDF in:
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Oral Anti-Diabetic Agents

(eg Biguanide: Metformin

Sulphonylureas: Glipizide, Glibenclamide, Gliclazide,Tolbutamide alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors: Acarbose)

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​MEDICINE FOR IRREGULAR HEART BEAT ​
​Anti-Arrhythmic Agents
(eg Amiodarone)
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MEDICINE FOR THYROID CONDITIONS
​Anti-Thyroid Medications
(eg Carbimazole, Propylthiouracil)
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​Thyroxine​​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
​Adjunct Medications in Parkinson's Disease
(eg Benzhexol)
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​Anti-Depressant Medications
(eg Fluoxetine, Amitriptyline, Imipramine, Fluvoxamine, Dothiepin)
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​Anti-Migraine Medications​View PDF in:
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​Anti-Nausea Medications
(eg Cinnarizine, Dimenhydrinate, Promethazine)
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​Atypical Anti-Psychotics
(eg Risperidone, Quetiapine)
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​Benzodiazepines
(eg Lorazepam, Diazepam)
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​Bromocriptine​View PDF in:
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​Conventional Anti-Psychotics
(eg Haloperidol, Chlorpromazine, Trifluoperazine)
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​Levodopa Preparations​View PDF in:
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​Medications for Alzheimer's Disease
(eg Donepezil, Rivastigmine)
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​Pyridostigmine​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR AIRWAY DILATATION ​ ​
​Asthma Relievers​​View PDF in:
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​Ipratropium Bromide​​View PDF in:
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​Salbutamol​​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR BREAST CANCER
​Tamoxifen​​​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
​Corticosteroids
(eg Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone, Fludrocortisone)
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​Methotrexate​View PDF in:
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​Penicillamine​View PDF in:
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​MEDICINES FOR GOUT
​Probenecid​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR MUSCLE STIFFNESS AND RIGIDITY
​Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
(eg Baclofen)
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MEDICINES FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
​Prazosin​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR INCONTINENCE
​Oxybutynin​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR REDUCING EXCESSIVE ACID IN THE STOMACH
​Antacids
(eg Magnesium Carbonate/ Trisilicate)
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​H2 Antagonist
(eg Famotidine, Cimetidine)
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​Proton Pump Inhibitors
(eg Omeprazole)
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MEDICINES FOR DIARRHOEA OR CONSTIPATION
​Laxatives
(eg Lactulose, Senna, Bisacodyl)
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​Anti-Diarrhoea
(eg Charcoal, Diphenoxylate with Atropine, Oral Rehydration Salts)
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​Anti-Spasmodics
(eg Hyoscine Butylbromide)
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MEDICINES FOR COUGH AND COLD
​Anti-Histamines
(eg Loratadine, Chlorpheniramine, Hydroxyzine, Promethazine)
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​Dry Cough
(eg Dextromethorphan, Promethazine, Codeine)
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​Wet Cough
(eg Diphenhydramine, Guaiphenesin)
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MEDICINES FOR TREATING INFECTIONS
​Aciclovir​​View PDF in:
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​Antifungal Medications
(eg Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Griseofulvin)
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​Anti-tuberculosis Medications
(eg Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol)
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​Beta-lactam Antibiotics
(eg Amoxicillin, Penicillin V, Augmentin, Cloxacillin)
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​Chlorhexidine Mouthwash​​View PDF in:
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​Clindamycin​​View PDF in:
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​Co-trimoxazole​​View PDF in:
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​Macrolides
(eg Erythromycin, Clarithromycin)
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​Metronidazole​​View PDF in:
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​Nitrofurantoin​​View PDF in:
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​Quinolones
(eg Ciprofloxacin)
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​Tetracyclines
(eg Doxycycline, Tetracycline)
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MEDICINES FOR ALKALINISING THE BLOOD OR URINE
​Sodium Bicarbonate​View PDF in:
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​Potassium Citrate​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR TREATING PAIN OR INFLAMMATION
​Benzydamine​View PDF in:
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​Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
(eg Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Indomethacin, Ketoprofen, Mefenamic Acid, Naproxen, Celecoxib, Etoricoxib)
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​Thymol Gargle​View PDF in:
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​Triamcinolone (Dental) Paste​View PDF in:
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MEDICINES FOR TREATING ELECTROLYTE, CALORIC OR WATER IMBALANCES
​Electrolytes & Agents for Caloric and Water Balance
(eg Calcium, Magnesium, Oral Rehydration Salts, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride & Dextrose)
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​SUPPLEMENTS
​Iron Supplements​View PDF in:
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​EAR PREPARATIONS
​Anti-bacterial Ear Preparations
(eg Ciprofloxacin Ear Drop)
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​Preparations for the Removal of Ear Wax
(eg Olive Oil Ear Drop)
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EYE PREPARATIONS
​Anti-bacterial Eye Preparations
(eg Chloramphenicol Eye Drop/ Ointment, Ciprofloxacin Eye Drop)
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​Antihistamine Eye Preparations
(eg Pheniramine & Naphazoline Eye Drop)
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​Cycloplegic & Mydriatic Preparations
(eg Tropicamide Eye Drop)
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​Glaucoma Preparations
(eg Pilocarpine Eye Drop)
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​NASAL PREPARATIONS
​Corticosteroid Nasal Sprays
(eg Fluticasone Nasal Spray, Budesonide Nasal Spray)
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These medication information leaflets are intended for use as a guide only. If you have any questions on the medicines you are currently taking, you may consult our polyclinic pharmacists for more information.

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