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Previouslyamolidipne 10mg side effect anxiety , weakness in legs metoprolol succinate 25mg side effect heartburn now on propranolol starting 10mg ,20mg ,40mg x2 daily blood pressure not great but dr said ok but side effect constant headache. advice?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I'm not a fan of beta blockers as first line treatment for hypertension unless one tends to have a rapid resting heart rate, history of coronary artery disease or ischemic stroke. Your reaction to amlodipine was quite unusual. If you were my patient I would start you on an angiotensin receptor blocker like avapro or diovan. Low dose of a longacting diuretic can be added if needed. lab work 2 weeks

Answered May 6, 2023

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