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Diagnosed with essential hypertension. Taking micardis plus, lower BP. Switch to olmetec to regulate BP?

I have been diagnosed of essential hypertension . My doctor gave me micardis plus 40 mg. But when i migrated to XXXXXX and wento to a doctor to have my prescription for micarids, he checked my Bp and it was 107/80. He told me to stop taking my micarids and take Olmetec my my BP will reach 140. My concerns is that my Bp for the past few days is 130/100, should i start taking the olmetec he gave me?
Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Olmetec is olmesartan
Micardis is Telmisartan
Both belong to the same class – having similar modes of action / with a few individual differences.

Micardis Plus is combination telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide.
The thiazide is a diuretic that helps to reduce the pressure further.

107/80 is alright. There is no need to change the medicine on this ground.

You can take any one sartan.
Increase the dose till control.
Then, add thiazide for more control.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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General & Family Physician Dr. Himanshu Pandey's  Response
Hi ! Welcome ! Micardis act on heart and kidney to lower the B.P. And when your doctor saw your low B.P, so to elevate B.P he gave olmetec. Please consult your doctor for correct diagnose ! Take care. Bye.
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Diagnosed with essential hypertension. Taking micardis plus, lower BP. Switch to olmetec to regulate BP?

Hi friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic Olmetec is olmesartan Micardis is Telmisartan Both belong to the same class – having similar modes of action / with a few individual differences. Micardis Plus is combination telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide. The thiazide is a diuretic that helps to reduce the pressure further. 107/80 is alright. There is no need to change the medicine on this ground. You can take any one sartan. Increase the dose till control. Then, add thiazide for more control. Take care Wishing speedy recovery God bless Good luck