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What is the best medicine for high BP?

Hi Ia m a 49 year old woman who has had high blood pressure for around 9 years, i was taking Antanalol 50mg but on my last 2 visits it was significantly higer than usual so my doctor has put me on Ramipril 2.5mg alongside Bendroflumathiazide water tablets, i have been taking readings at home and it fluctuates anywhere from 143/85 right up to 156/95 am feeling slightly anxious most times which does not help but are these readings significantly dangerous or good on some aspects? i have only been taking the new medication since last thursday so a total of 5 days is there anyway perhaps you could put my mins at ease? i go back to the doctor in 6 weeks and before that have bloods to be taken, thankyou for your help Anne
Mon, 13 May 2019
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Ramipril with the water tablets is a good selection. The action of Ramipril will be obvious in two weeks after starting the treatment. If the blood pressure is still high in two weeks, there will be a need to increase the dose of Ramipril to 5 mg, as 2.5 my is a very low dose.

In case of any further questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Lilit Baghdasaryan, Cardiologist
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