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Respected sir,

I am encouraged to ask query. I am taking losartan 50 twice. But my internist says that since bp is not getting controlled, I need to switch over to telmisartan 40 mg twice. In recent responses given by your goodsrlf, I want to know whether all being sartans is telmisartan as effective as olmesartan or should I ask my dr abot olmesaryan. Is telmisartan a better drug orcrather equally effective drug as olmesartan ?

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Sir,
All sartans belogn to the same group and therefore have similar effects. There could be some difference  between the compounds but if we consider published reports, there is no real difference between  telmisartan and olmesartan, both are  superior to losartan, which was  a  prototype drug. I would accept  both telmi and olme as equal drugs and not  try to differentiate between them.Yes some persons may find one drug  better than the other, that  is  a property of  suitability and not  of efficacy or safety.
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Ravi Ghooi

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I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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