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Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds.

In brief: Yes

Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds.
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Medications for hypertension should be used to achieve a blood pressure of < 120/75 mmhg.
If one's blood pressure is lower or the person gets dizzy, than too much medication is being used and may need adjustment by a physician. Sometimes, if multiple medications are taken at once, blood pressure decreases to very low levels; in this case the solution is to space the medications throughout the day.

In brief: No

Medications for hypertension should be used to achieve a blood pressure of < 120/75 mmhg.
If one's blood pressure is lower or the person gets dizzy, than too much medication is being used and may need adjustment by a physician. Sometimes, if multiple medications are taken at once, blood pressure decreases to very low levels; in this case the solution is to space the medications throughout the day.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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