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Thursday, April 02, 2009 judy, Community Member, asks

Q: what is the difference between an ace inhibitor, beta blocker and channel blocker?

My potassium has shown to be high this last lab test, my doctor says he suspects its the enalapril(vasotec) I've been on so long. He is changing meds to atenolol. What's the difference between an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker. I also use to be on a channel blocker (norvasc). I'm curious to know. Also, any other reasons my potassium may be high?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
4/ 3/09 6:25pm

Hi Judy,


There's an area here on The Health Central Network that goes into detail on the different medications to treat high blood pressure.


Click the following link to check it out.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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JRT, Community Member
4/17/09 8:45am

i suggest to take biochemic drug that will balance the potassium in your body.

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