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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can atrial fibrillation be treated?

i have been diagnosed with atril fibulation and have been prescribed metoprolol tartrate 25 mg and eloquis. i was prescribed irbesartan-hydrochlor 330 mg-12,5mg and amlodipine besylate 5mg approx. 2 years ago. shoild i continue to take all 3 of the blood preasure meds as it seems that all 3 do the same thing. in other words am i taking to much.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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First of two medicines, Metoprolol and eloquis are for atrial fibrillation. Metoprolol control heart rate which is important, otherwise heart rate would go up. Eloquis is blood thinner which prevent clot formation in heart which occurs more in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Next medicines are, irbesartan and Amlodipine is for bp control, which is to be adjusted according to bp levels. So if to control your bp you need all these then you ll have take it. Although, Metoprolol also has bp lowering action in addition to control heart rate.
Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.
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