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I am taking Perindopril 8 mg and Indapamide 2.5 for high

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I am taking Perindopril 8 mg and Indapamide 2.5 for high blood pressure. Can I take 5 - 7 mg valium as a one off, to fly/ Can I take a mix of aspirin and paracetamol for pain for occasional headaches? thanks wendy finney

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

There is no interaction in case you take diazepam(valium) with your blood pressure pills so you can take it only once while air travel.

However you should avoid aspirin with Perindopril 8 mg and Indapamide 2.5 mg.

Only take Tylenol/paracetamol with them safely for occasional headache.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you tell me what reaction there may be with aspirin, as this aspirin/paracetamol pain killer mixture is most effective for headaches more than paracetamol alone which doesn't seem to work for me. thanks. wendy finney

Thanks for the follow-up.It’s my pleasure.

Aspirin decreases effects of perindopril by opposing drug effects.

Potential for reduced effectiveness in lowering blood pressure.

If you want to take it then take them with a gap of 6 hours.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you that is very helpful. I rarely take more than one dose of 500mg aspirin/paracetamol for a headache. My average blood pressure is 152/82 and I have just started taking the Indapamide in combo with perindopril so am waiting for the new drug to kick in and see if it lowers my blood pressure effectively. I am 68 and reasonably fit with no health problems apart from the blood pressure. thanks

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