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Micardis is an Angiotensin II Blocker. (ARB)

Coversyl is an Angiotensin I Blocker. (ACE)

Norvasc is a Calcium Channel Blocker. (CCB)

Avapro HCT is an Angiotensin II Blocker combined with Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic. (ARB,HCTZ)

It would be interesting to know the name of the other, mystery drug that you are taking.

There has been a lot of controversy about the efficacy of combining ARBs and ACEs. In your case, your doctor is not only putting you on a combination of an ARB and an ACE, but putting you on TWO ARBs. WOW! Plus, one of your ARBs, the Avapro is combined with a diuretic. Then, to cap everything off, he has you on a calcium channel blocker and a mystery medication.

My goodness, I hope that you are not on high doses of these medications. Could the mystery medication be Coumadin (Warfarin)?

In the past, in order to avoid nasty side effects, and interactions between medications, I have separated the taking of my medications by at least on hour, and in some cases, by two hours, or more.

Some foods, drinks and vitamin/mineral supplements can also interact with medications and cause all kinds of nasty side effects.

Good luck.