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Posted by: Brenda | 2008/08/21

Generic Blood pressure pills=effective?

My pharmacist changed my medication firstly from Coversyl Plus to Prexum, and now again to something else by Aspen strenght 4 mg. (Pills at home sorry!) I suffer from what was mentioned as " resistant high blood pressure"  and take Carlock 25 as well as Phelodopine Hexhall. I feel that my blood pressure is up- black spots, short of breath etc since on the new medication. Could there be another problem, or is it possible that the generic mediaction is not as effective?

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As long as the substitute is an exact generic - the same ingredients and strength - your pharmacist is allowed to change it, unless instructed by the prescriber not to do so. Unfortunately, with a small fraction of generics you do get the odd rotten apple.

Have you BP tested and swith back to th eoriginal if needed.

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