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Diagnosed as accelerated hypertension and anemia. On stamlo 5 mg and folvit. What are the side effects of these medicine?

i am 33 years female diagnosed with accelerated hypertension with reading of 180/110 and also with severe iron deficiency anemia . i have been prescribed stamlo 5 mg in the morning and Telma 20 mg at bedtime. with other anemia medication like ferronia-XT and folvit. So are there any sideeffects taking this medicine along. Will i be dependent on these medicine for life long? It was last month i have been diagnosis with this.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Rashmi,
Thanks for writing in.
The anti-hypertensive medication that you are taking would not interfere with the medication of anemia. So you can take it comfortably.
As far as the medication for anemia is concerned, it would be best if you take it empty stomach with lemon water. The anti-hypertensive drugs can be taken with or without food.
In addition, you would need to cut down in salt and fat and exercise daily for 30-40 minutes. Breathing exercises like anulom vilom pranayama will also help control your blood pressure. You would need to take the anti-hypertensive drugs for atleast some years. If your blood pressure gets controlled with just lifestyle , then medication can be discontinued under the supervision of your doctor.
The medications for anemia would be needed for around 6 months- 1 year depending on what your haemoglobin level is.
In addition, you should take iron rich foods like non vegetarian items, beans and grains.
Hope this helps
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Pulmonologist Dr. Arnab Maji's  Response
Mrs Rashmita
thanks for ur query
u have bp 180/110 0n amlodipine 5 and telma 20
have u checked it recently????????
if not do check it
ur antihypertensive may need to be changed in the form of medication or dose
if not controlled u shoud have to increase the amlodipine dose to 10 mg and telmesarton to 40
going 4 regular monitoring of ur bp @ 15 days interval
u have iron deficiency anemia
i dont know the reason
may it be due to heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding from other sites also
its needed to be evaluated properly with thorough history and investigation
take the iron tablet with food regularly
no side effects of taknig these medications along
u have essential hypertension need to be undercontrol so u may have to take antihypertensives throughout life with dose modification
if ur primary cause is properly managed then u may not need to take iron for lifelong
thank u
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response
Hello.Thanks for the question.There wont be any severe interaction among the medications.You may need to take hypertension medications life long if BP remains high.But once anemia is cured you will not need iron supplements.rechecking your hemoglobin levels can help you decide about your iron supplements.Thank you.
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