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What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

Best time for BP med: Olmetec is a BP medication with a dosing schedule of one a day. There are reports in the medical literature that is probably better to take BP meds at night, so i would say it would be better to take your o once a day before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure ? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure ? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

BP medication: Very good question. Data show that taking BP meds in the evening after food is best. Many BP pills though are not 24 hour pills. Amlodipine is about 18 hours duration. Taking it in the evening is best. ...Read more

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What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

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High blood pressure take readings 4 times a day they are 125/53 , 115/47 and goes up to 174/91 take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?

High blood pressure  take readings 4 times a day  they are  125/53    ,  115/47   and goes up to 174/91    take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?

Your baseline: Pressures are normal. The sudden increase in pressure comes from the stress of worrying about blood pressure. Your medications are useless. Poor diet can make a difference to the way that your brain reacts to stress. Stop worrying about blood pressure and look to your diet. ...Read more

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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension 
I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day 
Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

Dosing time: Depends on the agent & its half life in the blood,once daily agents with no diuretic action I usually advise at evening or bedtime as there is diurnal variation in BP control. ...Read more

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Can i take lipozen if i take high blood pressure meds ?

Can i take lipozen if i take high blood pressure meds ?

Not a good idea: Over the counter supplements are generally not a good idea if you are taking prescribed medications. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Bp goes down on days i forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Bp goes down on days i forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Unusual: This is certainly not what is expected! I am glad you are following your bp. It would help to know what the numbers are, what other meds you take (i see the list above). It may be that something else is going on with your medical conditions. I recommend you follow-up with your physician to see what is going on. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

Soon: Most times a good response can be achived in 1 week if the correct medicnes are for the patient. Some patients will need more than one medicines and many trials and doctor visits. ...Read more

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How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before i started - 159/101

How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work?  My hbp is higher than before i started - 159/101

Depends on Medicine: Several different types (classes) of medications are used to lower blood pressure. Most of these take many days to a few weeks to slowly bring blood pressure down. Keep in mind that blood pressure is dynamic and will rise and fall throughout the day in response to various things. Talk to your doctor for a specific answer regarding the medicine you are taking. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to spread your high blood pressure meds throughout the day so not to lower the pressure too much at one time?

Are you supposed to spread your high blood pressure meds throughout the day so not to lower the pressure too much at one time?

As prescribed: The best way to take your BP meds is as the doctor who prescribed them said to. It is helpful if all your BP meds are prescribed by the same doctor, to avoid serious problems. ...Read more

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Can i take horny goat weed along with my high blood pressure meds and cialis?

Can i take horny goat weed along with my high blood pressure meds and cialis?

Not recommended: You could, but i wouldn't recommend it. The horny goat weed, amlodipine, ; Clonidine can all lower your blood pressure -- and the results could be marked. Please talk with your physician and pharmacist about this. ...Read more

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Before taking high blood pressure meds i had a hard time getting an erection. Hb lead to chf. Bp well under control now and erections has somewhat imp

Before taking high blood pressure meds i had a hard time getting an erection. Hb lead to chf. Bp well under control now and erections has somewhat imp

Urologist: You are a young man. If you are having problems with your erections i would go see a urologist. Your blood pressure meds could also be causing this and they may need to be changed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Exercise: Maintain a normal weight & avoid large amounts of sodium in your diet also alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more