Is It Permissible To Give A Combination Of Hypertension Drugs Captopril And Amlodipine To Stroke?

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In the afternoon, my grandfather had hypertension with blood pressure 170/100 and was already leading to an ischemic stroke, then was given a combination of antihypertensive drug captropil 12.5mg 2x a day, amlodipine 5mg once a day to treat hypertension and was given an alteplase injection and aspilet. I want to ask if it is permissible to give a combination therapy for hypertension between captropil and amlodipine, considering that he also underwent stroke treatment with the drug alteplase and aspilet. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Rizky


Captopril and amolodipine are anti-hypertensive drugs (high blood pressure), both of which may be used given therapy to patients who do have hypertension. Both captoril and amlodipine also generally do not have adverse interactions if consumed together with alteplase and aspilet.


Stroke itself is a problem of the central nervous / brain which one of the risk factors is hypertension. From the information Rizky said your grandfather did have hypertension, that is his blood pressure was 170/100. So it is necessary to get anti-hypertensive drugs, but what needs to be considered is how your grandfather's body responds to anti-hypertensive drugs given, because reducing blood pressure excessively is also not good in patients with hypertension, and can cause new problems such as blood flow to the brain becoming disturbed On the other hand, allowing blood pressure to remain high due to inappropriate use of drugs or inadequate doses is also not good if left unchecked, because of the risk of causing bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke), or damage to other body organs.


So that for his grandfather Rizky should consume drugs according to the advice of the doctor who has treated him, because it is not recommended to change therapy or medication without the consideration of a doctor who has understood the patient's health condition. The doctor who took care of your grandfather must be the doctor who is most aware of the health condition of Rizky's feet, because he is the one who has done a thorough examination of Rizky's feet. So he must have considered with his eyes what antihypertensive medication is suitable to give to his grandfather Rizky with the least risk of unexpected effects (either his blood pressure is too low or on the contrary remains high)


So the suggestion for Rizky is to provide treatment therapy according to the doctor's recommendations, and control it regularly. That way the doctor will monitor the extent of Rizky's grandfather's health development, if needed the doctor may adjust the dosage or type of medication given so that his grandfather's condition is more optimal.


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