High Blood Pressure Treatment Options

People with high blood pressure are often urged to change their diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking, and make an effort to lead less stressful lives. If changes to your lifestyle aren’t effective enough, your doctor may prescribe a medication like BYSTOLIC to help you manage your high blood pressure.

Medication is usually prescribed if a person’s blood pressure is above 140 bystolic or 90 diastolic. There are several different “classes” of blood pressure medication. Some include:

  • Beta Blockers – reduce blood pressure by blocking a chemical that stimulates the heart muscle. This allows the heart to beat more slowly and less forcefully, which ultimately reduces the blood pressure within the blood vessels.
  • Diuretics – help your body get rid of unneeded water and salt through urine. Removing excess salt and fluid helps lower blood pressure and can make it easier for your heart to pump blood.
  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) – help blood vessels relax by blocking the production of a hormore called angiotensin II that causes blood vessels to narrow.
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) – allow blood vessels to widen by preventing angiotensin II from affecting the vessels.
  • Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) – help blood vessels relax by slowing the movement of calcium into the heart and blood vessels.

While medicines work well for many, not all medicines work well for everyone. If you feel that you are experiencing problems with your current medications, please speak with your doctor.

You should know that even with high blood pressure medication, making healthy lifestyle choices is recommended to help lower your blood pressure.

Currently taking
Read about benefits, side effects, and other Important Risk Information regarding your treatment.
Email This Page

Complete the form below.

Complete the form below to share the BYSTOLIC® website with a colleague. A link to this page will be included in your message.


*All fields are required.

Privacy Policy

Thank You

Thank you for sharing BYSTOLIC.com with your colleague. An email has been sent to [FullName] at [EmailAddress.com].

Thank you for visiting.

You are now leaving the BYSTOLIC website. Links to other websites or services are provided as a service to you. Forest Laboratories is not responsible for the content of other websites. Would you like to continue?

Yes No
For Healthcare Professionals

The information contained in this website is intended for healthcare professionals in the United States.

I certify that I am a healthcare professional in the United States.

Yes No
10th Anniversary Bystolic!

2018 marks BYSTOLIC’s 10-year anniversary.
BYSTOLIC has been prescribed to over 3.2
million adults with high blood pressure.

BYS113199 02/18