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How does Avalide treat high blood pressure?

Avalide is a combination of two medications that treat high blood pressure. The first is called an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It stops the binding  of the hormone angiotensin II to its receptors in the body, in order to keep the blood vessels from constricting.  The second medication is a diuretic which helps to eliminate excess water from the body, which also lowers blood pressure. The medication helps to control high blood pressure but does not cure it.

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