My BP Meds

Medications that lower blood pressure can also significantly slow the progression of kidney disease. Two types of blood pressure-lowering medications, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), have been shown effective in slowing the progression of kidney disease.  Talk to your doctor to make certain your blood pressure medication is helpful, not harmful, to your kidneys.  How medications work and their impact on your body will vary from person to person.  Some medications are also not recommended for those on Dialysis, such as Clonidine.  Here are the medications I take to keep my blood pressure around 130/80 and to protect my heart from another heart attack:

Amlodipine Besylate 10mg

Taken in the morning

Spironolactone 25mg

One 25mg pill taken in the morning and one in the evening

Clonidine .2mg

Taken in the morning

Aspirin

81mg

Taken in the morning

Clonidine .3mg

Taken in the evening

Metoprolol Succinate ER 300mg

Three 100mg pills taken in the morning