ACE inhibitors are used for: Controlling acute and chronic high blood pressure; Treating left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure; Preventing strokes; Preventing and treating kidney disease (nephropathy) in people with hypertension or diabetes; ACE inhibitors also improve survival after heart attacks.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) help relax your blood vessels, which lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood. Angiotensin is a chemical in your body that affects your cardiovascular system in various ways, including narrowing your blood vessels.
Beta-blockers may not work as well for older people and for African-Americans. Doctors don't usually prescribe them for people with asthma, COPD, or breathing trouble or for those with very low blood pressure (hypotension), a type of heart rhythm problem called a heart block, or a slow pulse (bradycardia).
Calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering cells of the heart and blood vessel walls, resulting in lower blood pressure. Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, relax and widen blood vessels by affecting the muscle cells in the arterial walls.
Taking this medicine (methyldopa tablets) within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure. If you take an iron product by mouth. This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (methyldopa tablets).