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Jacksonville, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:

is blood pressure meds ok for 29 year old take lisinopril 20mg and atenolol 25mg was running 155/95 without controlled with is it safe for me to take?

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: It is ok to take... Yet, in a 29 year old male, secondary causes of hypertension should be explored... Talk to you Dr. about it

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