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I am currently 67 years old male with no history of blood pressure. I was on holiday in Dubai, when I got dizzy and felt some issue with my blood pressure. I consulted a specialist doctor upon my return to Lebanon (where I normally live), and he indicated that I should start taking blood pressure medicine. So for the past month I have been taking Exforge 5mg/160mg. I am also taking systolex ( in conjunction with that. Will that do any harm? Are we supposed to take both the medical and the herbal treatments together? Or should I stop the medical treatment to take the herbal (systolex) one? Please advise about Systolex. Is it useful? Do you know anything about it? More importantly, should i take it together with the Exforge or should it subsitute it?


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Hello and Thankyou for approaching DoctorSpring with your query. I have gone through the website link you have posted and the through the contents of systolex.

My advise to you would be to continue Exforge 5mg/160mg, as directed by your physician. This modern anti hypertensive drugs, have undergone multiple clinical trials where they were proven to be effective and their potential side effects were tested, before they were approved to be prescribed. This drugs have been tested over time and are effective in treating patients. You will need to monitor your blood pressure periodically and adjust dosage. If you know your current blood pressure , and the blood pressure at the time time of starting the medication please let me know. You can reoly as a followup.

Hypertension is a chronic condition and has to be controlled with medication.
It has be established by the American Heart Assoction, European Society of Hypertension/ European Society of Cardiology and other associations that blood pressure reduction is the major determinant of reduction in cardiovascular risk in both young and elderly patients

Hence my advise to you would be, always be regular with your anti hypertensive medications, take the dose as prescribed by your doctor, if your feel uneasy discuss it with your doctor and he will do the required dosage changes depending on your blood pressure readings and other physical and laboratory findings.

As for the herbal product, it will NOT play any major role in controlling your B.P. I would advise you to stop taking it, as some of the ingredients MAY have side effects when taken over long periods of time. There is no evidence or proof to say that it is effective. It is not US FDA approved either. So better not to take chances.

I hope this has helped. Please feel free to follow up with any further query.
Let me know the blood pressure readings.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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