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I am taking half tablet of cotareg 80/12.5 mg. My BP is well

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I am taking half tablet of cotareg 80/12.5 mg. My BP is well controlled and feel very well but I got a sore throat for several months that does not respond to the usual therapy of anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and even antibiotic. I switched to Asomex 2.5 mg but got terrible headache and had to go back to Cotareg. What is the alternative?
Submitted: 9 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
Cotareg contains valsartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) and hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic). Asomex contains amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker.

You may want to ask your doctor to try a different angiotensin receptor blocker (without the diuretic) such as irbesartan or candasartan.