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A 50-year-old female asked:

Blood pressure today at doc office 170/100, increased ramipril from 5 - 10 mg, plus take 12.5 mg of toperlol, will this get it in check?

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Dr. Neal Handly
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: The meds can help but keep in mind that blood pressure is affected by many things together - weight, activity, smoking, diet, heredity all play a role that interacts with medication (medication cannot always do everything alone).
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Stage 2 hypertension: Your BP of 170/100 is stage2 hypertension and you and your physician (p) need to get it under control. You need to be followed by your p to make sure it is below 140 mm of hg to achieve adequate control. Given your age you may require more than 2 medicines to control you bp. Work closely with your physician until you arrive at the correct medicines to get your BP in the normal range. Good luck.

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