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Have breathing difficulty. Taking Asomex-5 and Coversyl for hypertension. Related?

Hi, I am a fit, hypertensive 54 yr old controlled on Asomex-5 (s-amlodipine molecule) and Coversyl 10mg for a few years now. I exercise regularly and can run at 4 miles per hour for >35mins without undue shortness of breath but whenever I walk and talk on the phone (or with someone) at the same time, I experience a bit of breathing difficulty - having to take deep breaths to complete my sentences. I suspect this might be a side effect of one of these drugs as I have no other symptoms, and yearly medicals have shown no signs of other pathology. Can you help with any suggestions? Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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You are taking two anti hypertensive medications amlodipine and perindopril.Both of them are very safe drugs and are used extensively for this purpose.

Breathlessness as a symptom has variety of reasons :

asthma/naso-bronchial allergy
cardiac problems e.g heart failure , diastolic dysfunction
other systemic problems like renal failure

As you can see there are varied reasons for this symptom, both the drugs should not be the reason of the breathlessness, although coversyl can cause dry cough,which may give a feeling of little shortness of breath.

I will advise you to consult your doctor to get the basic investigations done to rule out any serious problem.

Hope it helps.

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