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hypertension, is it due to side effect of taking medicine amlong 5mg, kindly suggest

Hi i am 43 yrs old i have been taking medicine amlong 5mg before 10 yrs then after 5yrs doctor give me amlopres-at right now my bp is 140/90 and no side effect feel to me so is nt shoot this medicine for me and any suggest for this condition of hypertension about ?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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Hi. Welcome To Healthcaremagic

Amlong had Amlodipine 5mg. Amlopres-at has Amlodipine 5mg+atenolol 50 mg.
Even on Amlopres-at BP is 140/90, so you need another medicine or change in the existing mediciations.
1. Take medicine separately. Take AMLOPIN tab 10mg and Aten(Atenolol) 50 mg tablet.(you are increasingthe dose of amlodipine to 10mg.)

2. You can completely change the medicine to Telma AM(Telemesarton 40mg + Amlodipine 5 mg ).

Check the BP and consult your doctor and discuss the options openly.

Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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