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How Long Does Blood Pressure Medication Take To Stabilize Blood Pressure
Blood pressure: Different medications take different amounts of time to work. Diuretics can start quickly but reach stable effect in weeks, ace inhibitors also take time, other agents can work in hours or days, some like nitrates or nitroprusside work in seconds to minutes.
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
I have been on blood pressure medication for approximately 2 weeks. My readings are still high. 160/105 etc. How long sold meds take to work.
Dosage: U might need other meds or higher doses.
Soon: Atenolol will begin "working" within a few hours after taking the first dose, but its full effect will take 3-4 days. If your BP is not improved within 1-2 weeks, you may need a higher dose, a different medication, or a second medication. An appropriate goal is for your BP to be.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning.See 1 more doctor answer
A lower BP.: Unless there are drastic changes in lifestyle (diet exercise, wt loss or use of alcohol or medications) meds for high BP are generally for life. You may get small reduction in BP with minor changes but they are usually not substantial enough to modify therapy. However, if you have wt to lose, exercise to start and a better diet to eat, there is no down side to getting with the program.
Lots of ways!: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet!
Hi my blood pressure always been quite low 108/68 I don't take no medication for blood pressure but lately it been on 100/67 and sometimes 68/60?
Machine Error: Your blood pressure is never 68/60. That is a machine error. The other pressures you mention are completely normal for a young and healthy male.
BP: BP treatment usually is for life. Don't stop without talking with your doctor.
My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?
Absolutely not!: The point and purpose of high blood pressure medication is to proactively keep your blood pressure low. It is not intended treating you high blood pressure sporadically. In fact, doing so can be dangerous and abruptly stopping can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. He needs to take it daily, as prescribed by his doc. (the first signs of untreated high pressure can be heart attack or stroke.See 2 more doctor answers
Generally yes, but?: Persons with hypertension should always be careful when taking antihistamines and decongestants. This is especially true for those who are older. There are many drug to drug interactions and the direct effect of the antihistamine on the cardiovascular system can be significant. In older men with prostate issues it can really be significant. I would use caution and consult my pcp.
Depends. . .: Coversyl is the British brand of perindopril which is part of the ACE inhibitor class of blood pressure (BP) lowering medications. Dosing is a very individual decision: different people need different doses. Besides treating hypertension, ACE inhibitors protect the kidneys (in those w/diabetes) & heart (in those w/heart failure) & lower death rate in those who've suffered a heart attack.
Blood pressure: Usually yes. Not with nitrates though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: If your only problem is that your blood pressure is 135/88, then decreasing your salt intake, loosing some weight, and increasing your exercise should bring it down. If you are diabetic, then you need to go ahead and get started on an ace inhibitor, a type of blood pressure medicine that will also protect your kidneys from damage due to the diabetes.
My blood pressure is 110/63. It was 170/100 about 3 months ago. Do I still need to take medication? I lost 45 pounds
No: If your blood pressure is normal and stable you do not need to take medication. I hope this helps. Do you still have more questions or concern about this issue? To schedule a virtual appointment (Video Consultation if it is your first time) with Dr. Yetimyan go to www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan
We have insurance but we are no longer able to afford our daily medications like blood pressure is there anyway to get samples or something?
Generics, coupons: Talk to your doctor about switching to cheaper generics that many pharmacies carry for $4.00/month If you need a specific brand name, depending on your income you may qualify for a 'Patient Assisted Program' (PAP) or you may find online coupons or rebates
20hours after taking my blood pressure medication I start to feel strange inside my body but when I take my BP medication all symtoms stops. Is it ok?
Specifics: When you use ambiguous words you get ambiguous answers. What does "feel strange' mean in specific terms. Those words have no diagnostic value.See 1 more doctor answer
To vague to answer: There are at least seven different classes of such medicines and many examples in each class and it depends on what other conditions you might also have-i.e. diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, etc. You should go to a human doctor and get a thorough history and physical examination and if necessary some laboratory and imaging exams. After all of that you can discuss with ur doc what 2 doSee 1 more doctor answer
Please discuss: With your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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