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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   hello doctor
User :   my mom is having BP from last 20 years
User :   from last 10years she was on
User :   amlodipine and atenolol+losartan potassium
Doctor :  
User :   but recently her BP rose
User :   to 200/130
Doctor :  
User :   and while consultation with doctor
User :   he reduced the dose of atenolol which was previously 50mg to 25mg twice a day
Doctor :  
User :   and removed amlodipine 5mg
Doctor :   ok

User :   with some diuretics
Doctor :   ok

User :   please suggest is this right because now BP is not coming below 150/90
Doctor :  
May i know her age?
User :   58
Doctor :  
The choice of the antihypertensive medications vary in different doctors.
Doctor :  
Generally a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker with a diuretic is given.
Doctor :  
Multiple antihypertensive can cause hypotension which is more dangerous then hypertension.
Doctor :  
Since he has added a diuretic to the treatment, he must have decreased the doses of other antihypertensive.
Doctor :  
The effects may take some time to happen.

Doctor :  
Hence wait for a week.
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