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Medication for High Blood Pressure

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 11:34 AM

Anonymous 9 months

My mom is 65 and is with high blood pressure and diabetic. She is on high blood pressure, Cholesterol and Blood thinning medication. Due to leg swelling, we consulted doctor and got the medications changed. Now she has Perindopril 4mg (2 tablets Once a day), Frusemide 40mg (1/2 Tablet, twice a day) & additionally Felodipine 10mg (1 tablet 2 times a day).

As we are far away, she is unsure which is the replacement tablet. Anyone would be able to advise if any of these can be a cause to leg swelling and if Felodipine/Plendil is alternative to Perindopril ?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good morning
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worry about your mother’s problem. I will try to help you.

For your information, medications that were prescribed by the doctors are based on particular indication. The doctor need to know more about your mother’s medication history and do some thorough physical examination before making a conclusion about your mother’s problem. Your mother need to consume the medication according to the doctor’s instruction as every medications have their own side effects.

Therefore, I advise you to refer to a doctor for a proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Mon Nov 08 2021 11:34:05 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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