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Taking Aten 25 for blood pressure. Prescribed prolometxl 25. Is it safe?

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My father aged 75 , taking treatment for BP, for more than 8 years, taking Aten 25 daily, today doctor advised him to take prolometxl 25 instead, is there any side effect? and doctor prescribed cilacar 5 mg
Posted Thu, 14 Feb 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 32 minutes later
Hi friend,
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Aten is Atenolol / Prolomet-XL is Metoprolol > Both belong to the same class – Beta blocker. They have same class effects and differences are minor. XL is a extended release formulation meant for longer duration of action.
There will not be any new effect or side effect.

Cilacar is Clinidipine – calcium Channel blocker. It is added for further control.
A second drug helps for further control / acts by different mechanism / can reduce the side effects of other / so on

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