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Increased the dosage of Novac for hypertension. Feeling lightheaded and disoriented. What should be done?

Hi, my brother has high blood pressure . He says he takes Novac. He was taking 5 mg. But his doctor told him to take 2 pills instead of one. Since taking 2 pills, he feels light headed and disoriented for at least 2 hours. Should he take only one pill and watch his salt intake? He works and he doesn t like that feeling while working. Please help. Pressure is 150 over 90.
Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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Dear Sir/madam
Is the medication novac only? or is it norvasc which contains amlodipine. I am not able to find out this drug Novac. However if the dose of a blood pressure lowering agent is increased and the patient develops light-headedness and disorientation but BP is still 150/90 mmHg, I would recommend to check for postural fall in BP and would most likely need alteration in the timings of medications. If the rpoblem still persists drug may have to be withdrawn. Please see your GP for this issue.
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