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Taking coversyl plus and endep, high BP, mini stroke. Endep causing high BP?

Hi my name is Lorraine I have been on coversyl plus for years but during Feb this year I was put on Endep and they increased it to 50mg twicw daily as a result I have have blood pressure readings of 204/108 and in march had a mini stroke. Doctors said it was caused by stress as I have a 43 yr old daughter who has bipolar and has been giving me a very hard time. I was given an extra 2.5 coversyl taken nightly but decided to come off the endep as I felt something was not quite right. As a result my blood pressure is nearly back to a healthy reading. Please can you explain if Endep was causing high bp........thanks Lorraine
Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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Endep can cause elevation of blood pressure, but such a severe rise of blood pressure, also called malignant hypertension is only rarely seen with Endep. There have been only a few case reports describing this. In addition to Endep, stress could also have contributed to some extent to the rise in your blood pressure. If the dose of Endep was hiked up very fast, this could also have been responsible. I feel that in future, apart from avoiding medicines like Endep, you should also try to ensure that you are not too stressed.

Hope this helps you. Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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