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How long should BP and diabetes medication be taken?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Question: Hello Doctor,
2 yrs back I was identified with high bp, high cholesterol level and diabetes.Doctor has prescribed Gemer 2, Telma 20 and Tonact tg.I have been having these regularly along with proper diet and exercise.In my last check up and one pior to the all the 3 levels are under control.Can I discontinue the medicine ? or can I discontinue any one to start with?if so which one?My age is 43,height 174cms, weight 73kg
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XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Would not recommend discontinuation of any

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for giving me an opportunity to address your query.

Gemer 2, Telma 20 ad Tonact Tg have been prescribed to keep all the 3 risk factors diabetes, hypertension and blood sugars respectively at bay.

I were to reduce the dose if necessary if all 3 levels are well under control but would not advice to stop any of these since they(3 medications) address 3 different risk factors.It is important to remember that all are under control only because the medications have been taken consistently.This avoids or postpones the future heart attack or stoke (paralysis) and other cardiovascular events.

Suggest 30-40minutes of brisk walking, yoga, pranayama, meditation or other stress relieving activities; low salt diet and other dietary modification.All these shall not only keep you healthy but at the same time prevent the progression and there by dose escalation to control your blood pressures/ sugars and lipids.

Hope this answers your query.
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen (42 minutes later)
are these medicines to be taken before or after meals?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gemer before food and rest after food

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for writing me back.

Gemer must be taken before breakfast or first main meal.Tonact Tg and Telma should be taken after food.Hope this answers your query.They have to be taken for life.
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How long should BP and diabetes medication be taken?

Brief Answer: Would not recommend discontinuation of any Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for giving me an opportunity to address your query. Gemer 2, Telma 20 ad Tonact Tg have been prescribed to keep all the 3 risk factors diabetes, hypertension and blood sugars respectively at bay. I were to reduce the dose if necessary if all 3 levels are well under control but would not advice to stop any of these since they(3 medications) address 3 different risk factors.It is important to remember that all are under control only because the medications have been taken consistently.This avoids or postpones the future heart attack or stoke (paralysis) and other cardiovascular events. Suggest 30-40minutes of brisk walking, yoga, pranayama, meditation or other stress relieving activities; low salt diet and other dietary modification.All these shall not only keep you healthy but at the same time prevent the progression and there by dose escalation to control your blood pressures/ sugars and lipids. Hope this answers your query.