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Prescribed 2.5mg amlodipine for bp which was 142/90. what side effects to expect, not taken yet. scared of the thought of bp pills. other wise healthy?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
HTN diet: Google the DASH diet to learn about healthy diet to help lower BP. Generally, try to eat more proteins & soluble fiber and less carbohydrates & fats while maintaining portion control and remaining physically active. Salad dressings can convert a healthy food into an item loaded with fat & salt, so ask for the dressing on the side and dip your fork in. Stay well hydrate and take your Rx!

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