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High blood pressure treatments

High blood pressure treatments

High blood pressure treatments: Taking tablets

Q. Is there a best time to take my blood pressure tablets?

A. The most important thing about taking your tablets is that it becomes part of your daily routine - just like brushing your teeth or combing your hair.

To help build this habit, many people choose to take their high blood pressure medicines at the same time each day. In fact, choosing to take your medications at the same time each day is very helpful because most medicines are now designed to work over 24 hours, and taking your medicine at the same time day-in and day-out will give you the best possible blood pressure lowering effect.

Some people find it most convenient to take their medicines in the evening when they get home from work. This avoids the problem of forgetting to take the tablets in the morning rush of getting up and going to work. However, because blood pressure levels are often at their highest first thing in the morning when you get up, some people find it more helpful to take their medications at breakfast time. In the end, it is a matter of personal choice.

The most important thing is to have a routine time to take your blood pressure medicines and to stick to it.

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