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How can hypertension be treated?

Hello I went to my doctor today because my blood pressure was high three weeks ago and he wanted me to see him again and see if it was still high today it was again high. I said I would think about taking a blood pressure medication after I look into my options he said he would see me again in a month and make that decision. There are so many options out there, I want one that has a very small mg to start with any suggestions also one that is not very expensive
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
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Hello, Thanks for the query.
Usually if high BP is recorded on two or three consecutive days then invariably decision to start a hypotnsive is taken. However, in this case there a few thing not mentioned - age, BP readings and taken at what gaps. So unless those details are known, it is difficult to give an opinion. I most often check patients BP on two or three consecutive days , if it remains high (>140/90 mm Hg), then a suitable drug is prescribed. There are good economical options like AMlodepine, 2.5 mg, 5 mg and others like Telmesartan which can be prescribed. Thanks.
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