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What is the best blood pressure medication while suffering from diabetes?

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What is the best blood pressure medicine to take if one has diabetes. My doc has added garlic to my medicine I take losartan potassium 100mg, effient 10mg. metoprolol succer 50zidemg,simvastatin 40mg , hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and Klor- Con/EF 25mEq. I exercise four to five times a week eat no meat. I am 6 feet 2in 225Ibs. My readings have been in the 150/95 in the AM hours. The lowest has been 128/ 77. I have coronary artery disease and have two stents. What Gives R.D. XXXXXXX Jr
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Adjust dosage / Add a fourth drug... Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic You are already receiving 3 drugs for the pressure – Losartan, Metoprolol and Thiazide The maximal dose of Losartan is 100 mg / The usual dose of Thiazide is 12.5 mg… / metoprolol up to 200 mg… Discuss with your doctor – he may reduce the thiazide / step up the metoprolol… Check your electrolytes – especially potassium – losartan tends to conserve, thiazide depletes… In such situations, usually a Calcium Channel Blocker, like Amlodipine, can be added Good luck Take care Wishing all well God bless
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Follow-up: What is the best blood pressure medication while suffering from diabetes? 23 hours later
So how do I take a drug like Viagra if he gives this amiodipine.
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 11 minutes later
Brief Answer: You can use - Detailed Answer: Hi Nitrates - is a contraindication for Viagra.. [Check with your care provider - that there is no nitrate in your drug list - some common names are Isordil, Ismo and so on ...] Otherwise, it is safe / you can go ahead and use Regards
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