Q: What is the most popular medication for high blood pressure?

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The ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor, lisinopril, is the most common blood pressure medicine doctors prescribe. ACE inhibitors are among the four classes of first-line drugs for treating high blood pressure. The other classes are thiazide diuretics, calcium channel blockers, and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers).

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