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Managing high blood pressure online

Our doctors can assess your risk for high blood pressure and help determine which stage of hypertension (if any) you're in. They can help you create a wellness plan to prevent or manage high blood pressure and, if necessary, they can write prescriptions and electronically send them to your nearest local pharmacy.

If you have questions or think you may be at risk for high blood pressure, a doctor and treatment is one tap away.

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How to get high blood pressure medication online

High blood pressure medications are not available over-the-counter. You must see a doctor to get a hypertension prescription for treatment. The good news is that if you are experiencing a stage of hypertension that needs medication, we can help! Your HealthTap doctor can conduct a virtual visit and if necessary, order tests and/or give you a high blood pressure prescription online - all without you having to leave the comfort of your home.*
  1. Subscribe to HealthTap for $15 a month to save up to 50% on your virtual visit.
  2. Start a video visit with a HealthTap doctor licensed in your state.
  3. Discuss your medical symptoms with your HealthTap doctor.
  4. If your doctor prescribes an high blood pressure medication for you, we will send your prescription to the local pharmacy of your choice.
  5. HealthTap shows the best medication prices in your area, and you can save up to 75% on hypertension medication prescribed online.
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*If lab tests are ordered, you can make an in-person visit to one of our partner labs to do the tests.

High blood pressure medication prescribed online

Hypertension prescriptions like Enalapril are not available without first seeing a doctor. There are no over-the-counter medications available. HealthTap doctors are online 24/7 to help you diagnose, treat, and manage your high blood pressure.

High blood pressure medications may include:

Atacand
Avapro
Benazepril
Benicar
Candesartan
Captopril
Cozaar
Diovan
Dyazide
Edarbi
Enalapril
Fosinopril
Irbesartan
Lisinopril
Losartan
Lotensin
Mavik
Ramipril
Vasotec
Zestril

What causes high blood pressure?

The simplest way to explain hypertension, also commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is that it's what happens when the force of blood against your artery walls is too great. This pressure comes from your heart pumping blood through your circulatory system, and is related to how elastic your blood vessels are and the inner size of your blood vessels.

If you have questions or think you may be at risk for high blood pressure, schedule an appointment with your online doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about high blood pressure

How do you check blood pressure at home?

To check your blood pressure from home, it will require some equipment. At-home blood pressure monitors can be purchased fairly affordably, if needed. A good second option is to visit your local pharmacy - most contain a digital blood pressure measurement machine.

What are the symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Usually, there are no symptoms at all. Patients who do have symptoms may have:

Blood in urineConfusion or fatigueChest painHeadachesIrregular heartbeatNosebleedsPounding in your ears, neck, or chestShortness of breathVision problems

Can an online doctor prescribe medication for high blood pressure?

Yes, and your HealthTap primary care doctor is a great place to start.Our online doctors can assess your risk for high blood pressure online and help determine which stage of hypertension (if any) you're in. They can help you create a wellness plan to prevent or manage high blood pressure and, if necessary, they can write online prescriptions and electronically send them to your local pharmacy.

How is high blood pressure treated?

In many cases, you can prevent or help treat high blood pressure with simple lifestyle changes:

Exercise oftenMaintain a healthy dietLower your sodium intakeQuit smokingTake steps to reduce your emotional stress

More advanced cases may require medication. There are many to choose from—your HealthTap doctor who knows your medical history can help choose the right ones for you.

What are common risk factor that can affect high blood pressure?

High blood pressure risk factors can include:

AgeOver consumption of alcoholRaceFamily historyBeing overweight or obeseLack of physical activityTobacco useHigh sodium intakeEmotional stressPregnancy

The good news is that several of these factors are within your control. And even for the ones that aren't, many things can be done to manage high blood pressure online.

What is blood pressure?

Your blood pressure level is determined by two things. The amount of blood your heart pumps through your body's blood vessels and the amount of resistance to that blood flowing in your vessels.

What qualifies as "normal" blood pressure?

Blood pressure ranges:Normal blood pressure range: below 120/80Prehypertension: 120-139 / 80-89High blood pressure stage 1: 140-159 / 90-99High blood pressure stage 2: 160-180 / 100-110Hypertensive crisis: above 180/110

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Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, FACMI

Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap

Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.