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Suffering from high BP. Taking coversyl plus, side effects of black stools, blood in vomit. Should I continue this medication?

I am a 26 year old male who has been told i have high blood pressure . I have been prescribed coversyl plus for this but have not been told what is causing my blood pressure to be so high. Since I started taking the medication I have noticed certain symptoms that I have had in the past are getting worse. I have had black stools and last night vomited blood. (small amount) Should I seek medical treatment or wait and see if it goes away on its own?
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Coversyl plus is a good medicine, and is fairly safe. It lowers the BP in many patients. Please regularly check your BP to see if it is within the normal limits.

Black stools and blood vomiting are not related to coversyl plus. Are you taking any blood thinners such as aspirin? Aspirin may cause these symptoms.

In any case, you should consult a doctor, to find out the cause and for treatment.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine) DM (Neurology)
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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