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What are the consequences of forgetting diabetic / high blood pressure meds?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: POSSIBLY SERIOUS

'forgetting' to take your blood pressure pills for even 1 day may cause a rapid rise in blood pressure causing a stroke or precipitating angina.
I have admitted patients to the hospital for such a problem. Also missing diabetes meds or Insulin can cause severe hyperglycemia in a short period of time causing DKA (acid in blood) or coma (hyperosmolar syndrome). Please don't skip meds!

In brief: POSSIBLY SERIOUS

'forgetting' to take your blood pressure pills for even 1 day may cause a rapid rise in blood pressure causing a stroke or precipitating angina.
I have admitted patients to the hospital for such a problem. Also missing diabetes meds or Insulin can cause severe hyperglycemia in a short period of time causing DKA (acid in blood) or coma (hyperosmolar syndrome). Please don't skip meds!
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

If short term, not much.
If long term or frequently, it may contribute to vascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, heart failure. Don't forget to take the medications and make the BP is under adequate control.

In brief: Depends

If short term, not much.
If long term or frequently, it may contribute to vascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, heart failure. Don't forget to take the medications and make the BP is under adequate control.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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