Is it true that body might get habitual to antihypertensive drugs?

Q. Is it true that body might get habitual to antihypertensive drugs?

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Dr. Srivastava, Sumit
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This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 21, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 15, 2023

Hi doctor,

My father is taking Telma AM 80/5. How can it be gradually lowered to AM 40/5? Please advice.



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  1. Telma AM 80/5 contains Telmisartan 80 mg and Amlodipine 5 mg. It is generally prescribed to treat high blood pressure (BP) or resistant hypertension and control various heart problems.
  2. You must understand that blood pressure is a pathophysiological condition that may not be cured but can be controlled with medications and proper diet.
  3. Take regular exercise like walking 1.88 to 2.50 miles per day. Take less salt.
  4. Take a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and use fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
  5. Avoid saturated food items like fried food, ghee, red meat, and seafood like prawns, crabs, and egg yellow if you are non-vegetarian. Avoid bakery items, fried food, sweets, and ice cream.
  6. Cut out alcohol if you are taking it.
  7. Smoking should be stopped and intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol should be reduced for overall cardiovascular health.
  8. Avoid stress. Be regular in your follow-up with your doctor and adjust your BP medicine as per his advice.

Hi doctor,

Is it true that body might get habitual to Telmisartan?



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  • Telma AM does not have any addiction potential neither any other antihypertensive drug for that matter.

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