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A 54-year-old member asked:

Is it bad for you to be on blood pressure medicine for years?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No, if......: Being on blood pressure medication for years is not bad if you are being treated for high blood pressure. What is bad is having untreated high blood pressure for years. Check with your doctor, and check your blood pressure regularly.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Blood pressure meds: Ling term blood pressure control with medications is less risky than being off medications with poor control. Uncontrolled hypertension can result in stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why could my blood pressure medicine not be working?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Adjustment, time: Depends on how long you have been on this medication. You need to go back to dopctor for adjustment of dosage or even change to combination med.Furthermore your doctor can order blood test as well as x-ray to find out other cause of your blood pressure

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Last updated May 4, 2014

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