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Suggest treatment for BP in an elderly person

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Posted on Sat, 7 May 2016
Question: I am 67 yrs of age. which BP medicine is safer for me amlong 5 or Coversyl AM 4/5
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both drugs are good

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     There are many CLASSES of drugs – Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB) / Beta- Blocker / Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor / Diuretic / Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) etc..
     There are several drugs in each class / Each drug has a dose range / and there are different permutation / combination… many people need 2 or more drugs

Amlong is CCB (Amlodipine)…
Coversyl AM 4/5 is a Combination of two drugs Perindopril 4 mg (ACEI) and Amlodipine 5 mg (CCB)..
Both drugs are good individually and in combination

Good luck
God bless you
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Brief Answer: Both drugs are good Detailed Answer: Hi friend Welcome to Health Care Magic There are many CLASSES of drugs – Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB) / Beta- Blocker / Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor / Diuretic / Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) etc.. There are several drugs in each class / Each drug has a dose range / and there are different permutation / combination… many people need 2 or more drugs Amlong is CCB (Amlodipine)… Coversyl AM 4/5 is a Combination of two drugs Perindopril 4 mg (ACEI) and Amlodipine 5 mg (CCB).. Both drugs are good individually and in combination Good luck God bless you