Hi Doc, I have a question regarding blood pressure meds.
Please refer to the detailed answer below
After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern and I would like to tell you that both amlodipine and valsartan are equally good anti hypertensives.
Amlodipine is usually preffered in patients above 50yrs as it works better in that age group. However if the patient is diabetic then valsartan group of medicine is preferred as they have some better cardio protection than others.
If you don’t have diabetes then you can discuss this with your treating cardiologist and can continue with amlodipine.
I hope this information will guide you properly.
Dr Bhanu Partap