Posted by: charne | 2007/05/23


My mom had been on Corgaretic 80 for about 30 years, six months ago the doctor changed her meds to Prexum plus as he said Corgaretic had been discontinued..... she went for a check up and her blood pressure is through the roof 230/? . do you think it could be the new medication that is not doing its job??

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Dear Charne
Ok, he changed her from a beta blocker and diuretic to an Ace inhibitor and diuretic - which academically is the right thing to do as the ACE inhibitors may have positive effects on the heart, may prevent complications like diabetes and kidney problems, but some people still just do better on the older beta blockers - so please ask him to try adding a betablocker to her current medication to see if this brings it down?

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