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Started taking telmisartan and amlodipine. Get checked for bp reading. Is the value normal?

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as advised by you on 4 apr 13, I am taking telmisartan 40& amlodipine 5 twice daily.since then my bp readings are 135/80, 130/90, 130/90. is it ok?
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 4 hours later
Dear friend,

It is nearly two weeks after this...
The systolic (upper figure) is well controlled - 130 is good
The diastolic (lower figure) is still at upper limits - 80 is good; at times, it is 90..

See for another week / If the diastolic is still at 90 - CHANGE...
Reduce amlodipine dose to once; 5 mg // Add Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg

Telmisartan 80 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg + amlodipine 5 mg ...
The combination is available as a single tablet \\ example = TELMA -AMH \\ this is from Glenmark (Zoltan) company \\ [Make sure of the composition - many have only 40 mg] \\ There might be some more companies...

All the best
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