Selection Of Hypertension Drugs?
Greetings … r n6 months ago I consumed 500 mg Losartan, but because it is expensive I will switch to Amlodipine. What is the correct Amlo dose to replace Losartan? 140-150 pressure.
Good evening, thanks for the question
Losartan and amlodipine are examples of drug preparations that can be used as antihypertensive therapy. But both of them come from different classes of drugs so the way it works in lowering blood pressure is also different. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor inhibitor (ARB) group while amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) group.
In the case of hypertension accompanied by other ballast conditions such as a history of heart attack, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure, it is necessary to consider the choice of drug according to the characteristics of each drug. For example in the case of kidney failure, it is better to choose an ARB or angiotensin receptor inhibitor (ACEI) class because it is able to protect the kidneys from more severe damage.
That is why routine control is needed in patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension so that adjustments can be made to the type of drug and dosage according to the patient's medical condition and response. Do not hesitate to consult your condition with your doctor so that your hypertension treatment can still be optimal.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah