4 years

Blood Pressure Medicine and side effect

I am a 35 years old male. I got high blood pressure and already been on medication around 2 years. Recently my doc say there is improvement of my blood pressure and lower my medication by changing from Novartis Exforge 5mg/160mg to Pfizer Olmetec 40mg. Is Olmetec less powerful than Exforge? Did the medicine got any side effect on kidney(cos I got stage 2 chronic kidney disease)? or other side effect?. Thx.

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The answer is a general description of the problem you’re having. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us.
Based on the above information, we understand your concern about the problem you’re having. For your information, both medication comprises of the same anti hypertensive medication, only of different combination and dosages. This is usually done when a patient has known better ways to handle the hypertension ie through less salt intake, frequent exercises and others.

Regarding the effect on kidney, it is important that you understand that hypertension is a chronic disease that may affect your kidney. Therefore, taking these medications routinely is what needs to be done to lower the risk of kidney damage due to high blood pressure.

For more information, please click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to contact your doctor or on the link (DoctorOnCallEPharma) to speak with our pharmacist online. We will protect your privacy. Thank you.


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