Q. Should I change my medication to bring blood pressure under control?

Answered by
Dr. Ilir Sharka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 05, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had a blood pressure of 172/115 mm of Hg for around four months, and I consulted a doctor. He prescribed Telma 40 mg, and after taking the medication, my blood pressure was down to 140/110 mm of Hg. However, I am continuing the same medicine, and my blood pressure values are not within the normal range. What should I do? Is there any need to change the medication?

Thank you.



Welcome to

I read your query and understand your concern.

Your medical history shows that your current therapy is not very effective in controlling high blood pressure. For this reason, I recommend adding a calcium channel blocker to your treatment. In this regard, Amlodipine (Amlodipine Besylate) or Lercanidipine (Lercanidipine Hydrochloride) 10 mg tablet would help to maintain your blood pressure. Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.

I would also recommend performing some blood lab tests to investigate the possible causes underlying your complaints:

1. Complete blood count for anemia.

2. Kidney and liver function tests.

3. Blood electrolytes.

4. Thyroid hormone levels.

5. A chest X-ray study.

I hope I was helpful to you.

Thank you.

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