Posted by: rebecca | 2008/10/15

norvasc and daptril

Please explain the difference between amlopidine (not sure of spelling) and (in)dapamide? Does pharmapress/ enalapril protect kidneys / assist with its functioning? When would a Dr. know that tge dosage of enalapril should be increased? many thanks for your information which is very educational.

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Dear Rebecca
Amlodipine is a blood pressure tablet in the group called calcium channel blockers, it works by slowing the heart and thus lowering the blood pressure, Indapamide is a diuretic that reduces the blood pressure by removing fluid from the body through the kidneys. Enalapril works on a chemical substance in the kidney (ACE) causing a lowering of blood pressure - it does protect the kidneys by lowering bloodpressure, but does not assist the kidneys in their functioning. A doctor would increase dosage of medication if the blood pressure is not controlled with current medication - best way to determine this is to take your blood pressure daily for a week and work out the mean blood pressure.
Dr Bets

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