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Doctor insights on: What Happens When You Take Blood Pressure Medicine And Drink Beer

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What blood pressure meds can you take and safely drink beers occasionally?

What blood pressure meds can you take and safely drink beers occasionally?

There are: Several classes of medication with which alcohol consumption is allowed. Ask your doctor for recommendation. Specific med recommendation depends on your individual case and insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

Depends of which: But in general, medications for hypertension that are taken once a day could be taken anytime but usually at the same time of every day. Do what is best to remind you to take the medicines (important). Associate the taking of meds with something you do at the same time(i.e.: brushing teeth, breakfast, dinner, etc) If meds are given twice a day try to take them 12 hrs appart ...Read more

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How long does it take blood pressure medicine to start working?

How long does it take blood pressure medicine to start working?

Blood pressure: There are many blood pressure medicines, some take weeks to reach their peak effect, some will begin to lower pressure within hours. ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

Overdose?: Depends upon the type of blood pressure medication. All can cause low blood pressure - and - Generally with the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers you can see very low heart rates and syncope. Overdose of diuretics can cause dehydration and kidney damage. Overdose of ACEI / ARB can cause kidney damage. There are many other meds to be considered but not enough space to detail here. ...Read more

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Can i take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Can i take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Yes: I am not aware of significant interaction between vitamin B12 and blood pressure medications, although without knowing exactly which medication, it is not possible to give you an exact answer. ...Read more

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Are you suppose to still take high blood pressure medicine if your blood pressure is 117/73 and 109/74 thanks?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Are you suppose to still   take high blood pressure medicine  if your blood pressure is 117/73 and  109/74   thanks?

Yes, but...: Do not abruptly discontinue drugs for hypertension although it is possible to slowly adjust down their dosage in conjunction with lifestyle modification. So, keeping on taking anti-hypertensives until re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more