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Prescribed losar beta for high BP. Have been using metaprolol succinate since years. Which is the better choice?

this is anjaneyulu respecting you that i have been using metoprolol succinate for the last 3 years as systolic hypertension stage-1 by a reputed and friendly cardialogist but unfortunately i have moved to another city and for the last one month my b.p is 160/100 sometimes so i consulted the local MD and thought over by prescribed losar beta for the last 10 dayas . still i am in confusion what i have to use whether metaprolol succinate or losar beta/ and more over i often feel neurological anxiety and under psychiatric medication/ ple. give me advise which is the better drug between losar beta and metaprolol
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing in.

Losar- Beta is a combination of two drugs - Losartan and Atenelol. Atenelol and Metoprolol both come in the same family of drugs called beta blockers. Since your blood pressure was 160/100 your local physician would have thought to start you on two medications instead of one and he is right. systolic BP >160 mm Hg is stage 2 hypertension and hence two medications may be required. I think Losar-beta is the right medication for you and you must continue it.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help

Dr. Om Lakhani
Consultant Physician & Diabetologist (online expert diabetes care consultantion)
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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