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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can Viacoram be taken by elderly people?

I am 73 years old l am on blood pressure. medicines for the last seven years for the last three months jam taking viacoram 10.5mg with atenenol50 mg can I vote this medication. I have learned that viacoram is not suitable for elderly people can I stop viacoram abruptly
Fri, 19 Jan 2018
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Hello,

Viacoram is a combination of 2 medication (amlodipine and preindopril). Both these can be given for older people safely. It should not be given if there are other factors like severe kidney disease or high potassium for example.

Yes, you can stop it immediately if you wish but check blood pressure regularly to see if you need medication for it as without this treatment your blood pressure might go up.

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