One doctor wants me to take spironolactone for PCOS and quit my atenelol for hypertension. The other says I need my atenelol and to take both. and yet another says just take the atenelol, avoid the spironolactone as it is "too dangerous". Right now my bp is 165/107. I know the spironolactone would take a while to lower the bp so maybe I shoud take both?
I have been on spironolactone, Avalide and Metoporal all 3 together. (Avalide is 2 meds combined for blood pressure) and Metrporal is for tachycardia. I have been great on all 3. I did try and quit the hypertension pill and my blood pressure went crazy high. I thought that I would not need it due to the spironolactone. Regarding "too dangerous" I am not sure why they would say that... If you bp is that high, it will probably help bring it down. Your bp seems too high to me. If you take both, just monitor your bp throughout the day. I am no doc but I really think taking the both will be fine. If it dropps your bp too much, then have your atenolol adjusted. Good luck! The spironolactone is a small amount of diuretic is what my specialist told me and I do not know what bad effect it could have on you. I also always talk to my pharmacist. In my 15 years of battling meds and problems, my pharmacist has helped me so much with questions regarding my meds and dosages.
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