Q: What are the dietary changes I need to make?
A: Stay away from potassium-rich foods and have a reduced salt diet. Keep a note of the vitamin and mineral supplements that you take to check the potassium and sodium levels.
Q: Can I stop this tablet once I feel better?
A: This medicine is to be used for an extended period. If you stop it in between, it can cause blood pressure to rise even more. This can result in frequent heart attacks or stroke episodes. It is always recommended to continue the medicine along with frequent consultation with your doctor.
Q: Is there any risk of cancer while on this tablet?
A: Although there were reports about its link with cancer, it has been found to be safe to treat high blood pressure and can be taken for longer periods.
Q: Can this tablet be taken before surgery?
A: Since surgery is usually accompanied by the use of general anaesthesia, it is better to consult your doctor. This tablet can further lower blood pressure when used with anaesthetics.
Q: Is this tablet useful to treat migraine?
A: Some information available states that this medicine can work well to prevent a migraine from developing. This medication, however, is not officially given for treating migraine. Your doctor may recommend some other medicines and not the medicine for treating migraine.