You have a 46 y/o African American female with diagnosis of myocardial infarction, hyperlipidemia and hypertension.  She was started on simvastatin 40 mg for her hyperlipidemia and metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice daily for cardiac protection and hypertension.  She remains hypertensive at 152/88.  Which medication class would you consider for her hypertension? 

  • List the following for each of the 6 major antihypertensive drug classes (ACE inhibitor, Calcium Channel Blocker, Beta Blocker, ARB, loop diuretic, and thiazide) 
    • Drug Classification
    • Name of one drug in the classification
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Side effects 
    • Contraindications
    • Drug Interaction