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Due to unavaibility of metoprolol +amlodipine 25/2.5 in mauritania, i changed to atenolol+nifedipine. 50/20. is it ok ?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 20 years experience
Somewhat comparable: Same drug classes at comparable doses. Both atenolol and metoprolol are selective beta-1 blockers with similar effectiveness for BP control & prevention of cardiac events. For calcium channel blockers, amlodipine is usually longer acting, but there are long-acting forms of nifedipine. Your md made choice for a reason. No guarantee new combo will work as well, but it might even work better for you.

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Senegal
A 44-year-old male asked:

Due to unavaiaility of metoprolol+amlodipine 25/2.5 shifted to atenolol+nifedipine 50/20. Is it ok ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
BP meds: It all depends on how the new drugs control your blood pressure. And also how the old drugs were doing. You need to keep a diary of pressures at various times during the day for about a week to make sure. And if you didn't do this while on the old meds, you have no idea how they were doing. Good luck.

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