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i was last week prescribed Antenolol as I collapsed and had high blood pressure, have taken this since last Wednesday, my blood pressure has come down slightly but my pulse is around 43 which is low, I spoke to Doctor tonight and he said I shouldn't be on Antenolol because I was diagnosed with a blocked left ventrical, so he has now prescribed Rampiril which I need to collect in the morning and stop taking Antenolol, I just hope there is no problem when I change over, I will ask the pharmacist

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    This is my husband who has posted this tonight he has just used my sign in, thanks
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      I am sure that your Dr knows best and as they are 2 different medications but for lowering bp just in a different way.

      Hope your feeling better, was bp very high, unusual to pass out because of it or was that because of HB .

      You take care

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      Blood pressure was 198/128 at one time, now sitting around 158/70 so coming down, let u know how it goes
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    What caused your collapse? Presumably it was not your high BP reading or I would often be prostrtated.

    There are BP meds that I cannot take as my heart rate is normally in the 40's

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    I took Atenolol some years ago and it reduced my pulse to quite low as well.  It is a beta blocker.  Lack of care on the part of whoever prescribed it for you when you have a blocked left venticle.  The changeover shouldn't cause a problem as you have been on the beta blocker for such a short time.  I hope the Ramipril proves successful for you.
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    I was on Ramipril a couple of years ago but had to come off it because of one of the common side effects - a niggly cough.  I am now on Amlodipine and have no problems with that tablet.  I think doctors put you onto the cheaper tablets to see how you get on and only change to a more expensive one if there are problems.
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      Ramipril and Amlodipine cost more or less the same
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    Just got back from Docs, he has now put me on Amlodipine not Rampiril, have to start taking tonight, so see how we go

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