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Hypertension: Is better to use mid dose of multiple anti-hypertensive medication if BP is not optimal, instead of maximazing one med at time. Best combo depends on your medical profile, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis (telmisartan) or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?
Micardis (telmisartan) generics: Micardis (telmisartan) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker class of anti-hypertensives. Losartan is a member of the same class and is now available as a generic. Another agent of the same class, valosartan, is off patent and is not yet available as a generic alone, however, there is a generic valosartan pill combined with a thiazide diuretic being marketed. ...Read more
My mom 54 years is on regular antihypertensive drugs but inspite of that there is rise in BP in the morning every day , what could be the reason ?
Normal: BP normally is high in the am as your hormones surge to get you out of bed and awake. BP also sures during the daytime when you are stressed, in pain, nauseated, etc... The goals for BP control are generally to have the BP in the less than 140/90 range and even lower if you have other coexisting conditions. ...Read more
What combination antihypertensive drugs to use to achieve target Bp in patient with ckd(no ptn Uria )and paroxysmal a fib ?
Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?
Why are antihypertensive drugs that act solely by dilating blood vessels not good for long term effectiveness?
ACE or ARB med: An ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor med. Is the best high blood pressure medication for diabetes. Ace drugs also preserve kidney function and may help prevent heart attack and stroke (hope trial). Ace drugs are inexpensive usually ~$4/month generic (wal-mart & others). If one develops a disabling cough from ace drug then an arb medication may be just as helpful. ...Read more
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