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On what basis do doctors prescribe medicine for blood pressure?

I just started taking blood pressre medication. Considering all the different categories of meds and the meds in each category, how does a doctor determine which med to prescribe? In my case, an angiotensin antagonist (losartan potassium) was prescribed. Thank you.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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hi, doctors take many criteria in to account for prescribing anti hypertensive medicine. they are age of the patient, other co morbid condition, like associated obesity, lipid level, prostate problems etc.also tolerability of patient, fluctuaion of blood pressure and level of blood pressure is also taken into account. on the basis of all these factors doctors prescribe medicine for blood pressure.
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