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Have high blood pressure. Should take telmisartan and amlodipine?

Recently my BP was found high 152/98; doctor advised Amlo 5 (amlodipine) half tablet once in the morning; this has nto reduced the pressure when measured at night, so I increased dosage to 1 full tablet in the morning, but still pressure is 135/90; should I chage to Single Pill Comibnation like Telma - AM (telmisartan 40 mg plus Amlodipine 5 mg)?
Mon, 13 May 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is good to add a drug that acts by a different mechanism
There are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class
Telmisartan is OK
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

The maximal dose of amlodipine is 10 mg / and for telmisartan it is 80 mg

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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Have high blood pressure. Should take telmisartan and amlodipine?

Hi friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic It is good to add a drug that acts by a different mechanism There are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class Telmisartan is OK The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation. The maximal dose of amlodipine is 10 mg / and for telmisartan it is 80 mg Take care Wishing speedy recovery God bless Good luck