Can I take statins and blood pressure tablets at same time? Heart Disease Risk Can Be Lowered by Combining Statins with Blood Pressure Drugs. Researchers say prescribing statins along with blood pressure medications improves the survival odds for people with hypertension.
What medications should not be taken with statins?
- Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), a medication for irregular heart rhythms.
- Gemfibrozil (Lopid), another variety of cholesterol drug.
- HIV treatments called protease inhibitors such as saquinavir (Invirase) and ritonavir (Norvir)
Are beta blockers and statins the same? Statins are typically prescribed to reduce cholesterol, one of the warning signs for heart disease. Beta-blockers are given to patients with high blood pressure, another warning sign for heart disease.
Can you take high blood pressure pills and cholesterol pills together? Taking daily doses of two blood pressure drugs (fixed dose candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide) along with a cholesterol-lowering drug (low-dose rosuvastatin), proved to be the most effective, cutting first-time strokes by 44 percent among patients at intermediate risk for heart disease.