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My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, that's not a good idea.

In brief: No
No, that's not a good idea.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
If you have high blood pressure, you should take your medication daily.

In brief: No
If you have high blood pressure, you should take your medication daily.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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