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When to take hight blood pressure meds?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Family Medicine
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In brief: Before bed

Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime.

In brief: Before bed

Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime.
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Dr. Ronan Monsef
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Dr. Rama Garimella
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depending on med

If you are given once a day med, typically they should work 24hrs, if you are given twice a day med try to take 12 hrs apart.
Lot of times BP rises early am , and increase risk of cardiac events in early am. If it i sonce a day med, i recommend to take it at night, before going to bed, so it will peak early am and prevent early am rise of bp.

In brief: Depending on med

If you are given once a day med, typically they should work 24hrs, if you are given twice a day med try to take 12 hrs apart.
Lot of times BP rises early am , and increase risk of cardiac events in early am. If it i sonce a day med, i recommend to take it at night, before going to bed, so it will peak early am and prevent early am rise of bp.
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