Use our online doctor and pharmacy service to order a repeat supply of your high blood pressure treatment. Our online doctor can issue an online prescription and your medicine dispatched from our UK NHS pharmacy today without you having to see your doctor face to face. We offer a quick and simple service for people with a busy schedule and no time to see their regular doctor, order with confidence from a fully registered online clinic in three simple steps.
DrFelix is able to prescribe all UK licensed medicine for hypertension including Amlodipine, Ramipril, Amias (Candesartan), Lisinopril, Losartan and more.
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Summary of available medications
|Amias 4mg/8mg/16mg||3 month supply||From £44.99|
|Candesartan 4mg/8mg/16mg/32mg||3 month supply||From £19.99|
|Amlodipine 5mg/10mg||3 month supply||From £14.99|
|Atenolol 25mg/50mg/100mg||3 month supply||From £14.99|
|Bisoprolol 1.25mg/2.5mg/3.75mg/5mg/7.5mg/10mg||3 month supply||From £17.99|
|Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg/5mg||3 month supply||From £14.99|
|Lisinopril 2.5mg/5mg/10mg/20mg||3 month supply||From £17.99|
|Ramipril 1.25mg/2.5mg/5mg/10mg||3 month supply||From £17.99|
|Perindopril 2mg/4mg/8mg||3 month supply||From £17.99|
|Losartan 25mg/50mg/100mg||3 month supply||From £17.99|
|Enalapril 2.5mg/5mg/10mg/20mg||3 month supply||From £14.99|
|Felodipine 2.5mg/5mg/10mg||3 month supply||From £14.99|
|Lercanidipine 10mg/20mg||3 month supply||From £29.99|
|Amias 4mg||3 month supply||£44.99|
|Amias 8mg||3 month supply||£48.99|
|Amias 16mg||3 month supply||£54.99|
|Candesartan 4mg||3 month supply||£19.99|
|Candesartan 8mg||3 month supply||£19.99|
|Candesartan 16mg||3 month supply||£19.99|
|Candesartan 32mg||3 month supply||£19.99|
|Amlodipine 5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Amlodipine 10mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Atenolol 25mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Atenolol 50mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Atenolol 100mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Bisoprolol 1.25mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bisoprolol 2.5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bisoprolol 3.75mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bisoprolol 5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bisoprolol 7.5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bisoprolol 10mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Bendroflumethiazide 5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Lisinopril 2.5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Lisinopril 5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Lisinopril 10mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Lisinopril 20mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Ramipril 1.25mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Ramipril 2.5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Ramipril 5mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Ramipril 10mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Perindopril 2mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Perindopril 4mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Perindopril 8mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Losartan 25mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Losartan 50mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Losartan 100mg||3 month supply||£17.99|
|Enalapril 2.5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Enalapril 5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Enalapril 10mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Enalapril 20mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Felodipine 2.5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Felodipine 5mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Felodipine 10mg||3 month supply||£14.99|
|Lercanidipine 10mg||3 month supply||£29.99|
|Lercanidipine 20mg||3 month supply||£39.99|
What is high blood pressure?High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a condition which means your blood pressure is higher than it should be. High blood pressure very rarely shows any symptoms. There is a good chance you will not be aware you have this condition unless tested. To find out if you do, you have to arrange a blood pressure test normally with your regular doctor. High blood pressure is commonly known as the silent killer since if left untreated, it can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Is high blood pressure common?According to NHS data it is estimated around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but in many cases they might not be aware.
How is blood pressure measured?It is measured in millimetres of mercury and recorded in two figures:
- systolic pressure – the pressure at which the heart beats to pump blood out
- diastolic pressure – the pressure of the blood when your heart is resting in between beats
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?High blood pressure often has no clear symptoms which is the reason a lot of people who have it are unaware. You have to arrange a blood pressure test to find out If you are at risk. Although it is rare but people who suffer from very high blood pressure may experience headaches, blurred vision and shortness of breath. It is recommended for people over the age of 40 to get a blood pressure test every 5 years. If you think you are at a higher risk, then you should do this annually.
Who is most at risk?People who have a family history of high blood pressure, people over the age of 65 and people of African origin have a higher risk of high blood pressure. If you eat a lot of salt, this will likely increase your blood pressure. There are other factors which can increase the risk of having high blood pressure such as being overweight, smoking, not exercising enough, too much caffeine and not eating enough fruits or vegetables. It is recommended for pregnant women to closely monitor their blood pressure due to the risk of pregnancy induced hypertension which can cause problems with the placenta. Placenta is the organ which supplies blood to the baby.
What other conditions and medicine can cause high blood pressure (hypertension)?Hypertension can be caused if you are diabetic, have a kidney disease, lupus or hormonal conditions. Pregnancy can also give rise to blood pressure, so it is very important for pregnant women to monitor their blood pressure. Some medicine can contribute towards hypertension such as anti-inflammatory medicine e.g. ibuprofen, the oral contraceptive pill and amphetamines.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels. The most common side effect is a persistent dry cough. ACE inhibitors can cause unpredictable effects if taken with other medications, including some over-the-counter ones.
Angiotensin receptor blockers
If you suffer from severe side effects from AC inhibitors then your GP may recommend angiotensin-2 receptor antagonist (ARB). ARBs work differently to ACE inhibitors by blocking a chemical in the body that narrows the blood vessels. This means your blood pressure is lowered by dilating your blood vessels.
Calcium channel blockers
Calcium channel blockers keep calcium from entering the muscle cells of the heart and blood vessels. This widens your arteries (large blood vessels) and reduces your blood pressure.
These are also known as water pills, diuretics work by flushing excess water and salt from the body through urine.
These are not usually the first choice of medication hence more likely that your GP will get you to try a different type of medication first. Alpha-blockers work by relaxing your blood vessels and make it easier for the blood to flow through them.
Beta-blockers work by making your heart beat more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. These were preferred in the past but are now considered to be less effective than the other medications used to treat high blood pressure.
Like any medicine, the treatment for high blood pressure also has some side effects. It depends which type of medicine you are prescribed but most common side effects of hypertension medicine tend to be headaches, dizziness and fatigue.
ACE inhibitors side effects can include:
Headache, dry cough, diarrhoea. Potassium levels in the blood can rise.
Angiotensin receptor blockers side effects can include:
Tiredness, dizziness, diarrhoea, potassium levels in the blood can rise.
Calcium channel blockers side effects can include:
Dizziness, heart rhythm issues and swollen ankles
Diuretics side effects can include:
Weakness, headache, potassium levels in blood drop
Alpha-blockers side effects can include:
Dizziness, headache, weakness, nausea and thumping heartbeat
Beta-blockers side effects can include:
Lightheaded or dizziness, drowsiness, drop in sexual ability and lower heart rate.
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High blood pressure is sometimes called the silent killer, as it often has no symptoms but can significantly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. Use this tool to find out how much you know.