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Generic high blood pressure medication is available for most common brand name types of medication to treat high blood pressure. Generic medications contain the same composition as that of the brand name. However, they're made by a different company and using different fillers for the tablets. The results they offer are identical to the brand name product, but the name on the bottle is different.
For many people who are dealing with high blood pressure, the cost of medications can be a big problem. Some medications cost $10 or more per pill.
However, if you switch to generic high blood pressure medications rather than using the traditional brand names, you could save a substantial amount of money in the process.
I was put on a generic high blood pressure that worked great for a while but my side effects changed. They were more extreme. At first I did not connect that the generic brand was the cause of the changes.
It was when I had a discussion with my doctor I was told of the different fillers used in these discounted pills. This could also be unique to just me but you need to be aware of any changes happening if you are changed to a generic brand. I had to be prescribed new medications.
Below are some common generic drugs for brand names (this list is not exhaustive) . . .
These are just a handful of the medications available to treat hypertension and their generic forms. If you're interested in learning if there's a generic form to your current medication, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
In many instances, people will assume that medications found in the United States are the same as those from other countries.
Generic medications manufactured without FDA approval should never be used to supplement or replace medications required by your doctor. These may have different make ups and fewer guidelines to protect you.
Blood pressure medication can help save your life. Do not forgo taking your medication if you cannot afford it. Many doctors, hospitals and even the drug companies themselves offer medication options for low cost solutions.
Further, you should never stop taking, or switch medications without your doctor's approval in the first place. Taking care of your medications will take care of your health.