A 59-year-old male asked:
Atrial fibrillation + high blood pressure 141/87. on 4mg warfarin inr 3 / 5mg amlodipine 5mg bisoprolol for 3months. why isnt bp going down.what risks?
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Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
Compensation: Sometimes when you start BP meds, the kidneys compensate in an attempt to maintain the (too high) BP. Add a mild diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (cheap as water, gentle, you won't even know you're taking it) and I'll bet you'll see your BP fall nicely. Your INR is perfect!
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