Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

148 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can an epilepsy patient take calcium channel blocker instead of losartan and ramipril ?

my patient got stroke 3 yrs back after stroke she developed epilepsy what can we do for that she take losartan pottassium 50mg ramipril 5mg for hypertension and also take anti plateletbut now doctor change the drug and give calcium channel blocker instead of losartan and ramipril she also has left ventricular hyperplasia 60 cn she take calcium chennel blocker she has dry cough also. can she take calcium channel blocker?????
Sun, 22 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Welcome to Health care magic

Losartan is ACE inhibitors, hence on prolong intake has resulted in side effect of Dry cough.. So Doctor have changed it to Calcium channel blocker.. both are anti Hypertensives, But compared to Losar , calcium channel blockers side effect is less and drug is effective... yes you can continue with Calcium channel blockers..
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....