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HomeAnswersCardiologytelmisartanMy blood pressure is not under control despite taking Telma 40 mg tablet. Kindly help.

How to bring back blood pressure back to normal?

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Answered by

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At November 5, 2022
Reviewed AtMay 3, 2024

Patient's Query

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.

Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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. Do complete blood count for anemia, kidney and liver function tests, blood electrolytes, thyroid hormone levels, and a chest X-ray study. I hope I was helpful to you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ilir Sharka
Dr. Ilir Sharka


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