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A 30-year-old male asked:

Atenolol 25mg or asomex 2.5mg(amlodipine) which is the best treatment for high blood pressure. am just 32 years old with high blood pressure of 140/80?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure : Each drug has its own characteristics and drs. Choose between them by the doc's assessment of what the patient needs. They both are effective.
Dr. Kyle Murray
Pharmacology 10 years experience
Other conditions?: Do you have any other illnesses? Both medications are effective but the side effects differ. For example, I would recommend avoid atenolol or similar medications in people with depression. Do you exercise and eat a balanced diet? You're blood pressure could be brought under control with diet and exercise and without medication if you haven't already given that approach a good trial first.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2015

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