Another regularly used treatment for hypertension is losartan, which is the main ingredient in the branded medications like Losar, Giftan, Losatan, Losakind.
Both losartan and amlodipine are effective
and come with very few side effects, but one might work better than the other in individual cases. And there’s S-amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker which is usually prescribed when patients experience side effects (like swelling in the legs) with amlodipine. Clinical studies have found that in the treatment of mild and moderate hypertension, S-Amlodipine 2.5mg is as effective and well tolerated as Amlodipine 5mg.
Some medications contain both losartan and amlodipine, while others contain other active ingredients like atenolol. Atenolol is a beta blocker that is usually prescribed when other treatments haven’t been effective enough. Some drugs containing atenolol are Aten, Tenormin, and Betacard.
There are also hypertensive treatments like Amlokind-AT, Amlip AT and Amlovas-AT which contain a combination of amlodipine and atenolol and are usually prescribed when a single medication isn’t able to bring your blood pressure levels under control.