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What is the dosage of Atenol and Amlodipine for high BP?

My husband found out his blood pressure was 193/136 when he needed stiches. We went to the dr the next day and his dr took blood and urine and sent him for an ultrasound on his one kidney. Dr states has low potassium and protein in urine. His bp has been that high for almost 2 weeks and all they have done is given him atenolol now 100mg and amlodipine besylate 2.5mg to lower it. I am concerned for his kidney. At 5pm tonight he took his bp again and it was 160/120. Do you think we should go to the hospital?
Mon, 6 May 2019
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Hello,

His amlodipine may be increased to 5 mg a day. Wait for another week and if there is still no significant improvement then diuretic as hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg may be added. Decrease his salt intake, smoking also.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Varinder Joshi , General & Family Physician
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