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I was initially given ramipril , eventually I got to the top dose but it did not lower my BP. Another Doctor then gave me perindopril eventually the 8mg top dose and it lowered my BP slightly but not as good as may do and my BP was still rising quite high on occasions. I saw yet another Doctor in my surgery and she gave me a diuretic called Indapapamide 1.5mg. saying she had seen good results from this drug with BP the past 12 months. The indapamide reduced my BP dramatically within a couple of weeks. Though I still take perindopril 8mg also.

I am not sure if it is the high dose of perindopril or coincidence that since on the diuretic I have had what appears to be panic attacks. I have started to become agrophobic with them.

The combination however has made me feel physically better apart from the so called panic attacks which are dreadful. I hope the info re the diuretic is helpfull to anyone , has anyone any information regarding my symptoms of supposed panic? cheers

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    i had similar feelings taking a similar drug but found my blood pressure was dropping to much when i was inactive.a reduction in my meds resolved these feelings of dread.i purchased a blood pressure monitor and periodically tested myself morning, noon and night so i could show doctor results to help in getting the dose correct.there may be other reasons for your panic attacks but this may be a good place to start.
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    to bromster Hi, since I wrote previously, my doctor has taken me off perindopril all together as they made no difference to bp, I now take the diuretic Indapamide 1,5 for bp , to date it seems to work well without the addition of the perindopril, I have a monitor as I have had bp problems for long long time with various medications tried. I still suspect the indapamide but it has resolved the bp problem for the present as said. A specialist I was sent to insisted I did not have panic attacks but a heart rhythm problem! which to date is questionable, so I am confused somewhat , however the rhythm problem is presently under investingation. thanks for your reply Tx
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    I have recently been on perindopril 4mg , one a day. A friend of mine has been on tablets for many years and asked me if I had been given water tablets as well. Apparently she thinks its usual for this to be done . Doea anyone else use water tablets in conjuction with the blood pressure tablets ?
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    Here in South Africa we have Prexum (perindopril tert-butylamine) and Prexum Plus (perindopril tert-butylamine/ Indapamide). 

    Prexum is the ACE-I.

    Prexum Plus is the combination of the ACE-I and the Diruetic Indapamide.

    The doctor can prescribe:

    1. Indapamide (Diruetic) for entry level hypertension...

    2. Prexum (ACE-I) for moderate level hypertension...

    3. Prexum (ACE-I) for high level class hypertension...

    Starting dosage is 2 mg/ day.

    Maximum dosage is 8 mg/ day.

    Prexum is called Coversyl in some countries.

    The next line of action should be moderate dosages of ACE-I + a Diruetic + a tame Beta Blocker (Besoprolol?)

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    Here in South Africa we have Prexum (perindopril tert-butylamine) and Prexum Plus (perindopril tert-butylamine/ Indapamide). 

    Prexum is the ACE-I.

    Prexum Plus is the combination of the ACE-I and the Diruetic Indapamide.

    The doctor can prescribe:

    1. Indapamide (Diruetic) for entry level hypertension...

    2. Prexum (ACE-I) for moderate level hypertension...

    3. Prexum Plus (ACE-I + Diruetic) for high level class hypertension...

    Starting dosage is 2 mg/ day.

    Maximum dosage is 8 mg/ day.

    Prexum is called Coversyl in some countries.

    The next line of action should be moderate dosages of ACE-I + a Diruetic + a tame Beta Blocker (Besoprolol?)

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    Hi there Tina.  I too have panic attacks.  I was taking Zestril 5 mg for years then out of the blur the doc gave me 10 m&S. That's when the trouble started but would he listen? No. He knew best. Then I was on Perindopril with other side effects as well.  Then we went toBendroflumethiazide with the added benefits of confusion,  not being able to make a decision,dizziness,cough and many more side effects.  Surely in this day and age they can produce some sort of medication that will make you BETTER not worse.  What do the doctors think they are there for?  It seems to me that patients are an inconvenience.
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