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A 45-year-old male asked:

i am on 10mg of ramipril & 5mg of amolodipine besylate. i was on 25mg of chlorthalidone, but didn't like the way it made me feel. i tend to still average around 141/84 with a pulse around 75-80. is there a better medication?

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Dr. James Wilentz
Cardiology 45 years experience
Individual tailoring: Many combinations available. You need to go through an iterative process of trial and error with various medications. For you, an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) might be better than the Ramipril, and it may be that doses can be changed or a beta blocker added. Best thing to do is to continue working with your health care prof and also to take home BP measurements so there is good data on which

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Have rashes from taking chlorthalidone?

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The patient info sheet states not to drink alcohol when taking ramipril. Why and can I request a different prescription?

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Is it a good idea to stop taking ramipril 5 mg before having a tooth pulled?

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I take ramipril 2.5mg once a day and getting weird heart rate. What could it be?

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Last updated Apr 2, 2016

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