Tips for Taking Blood Pressure Meds (Heart Health)
Some people need medicine to lower high blood pressure. If this is you, be sure to tell your doctor about any medicine you are already taking.
Follow these tips if you take medicine:
Take your medicine the way your doctor tells you. To help you remember, plan to take your medicine at the same time every day.
Tell the doctor right away if the medicine makes you feel strange or sick.
The doctor may change your medicine or the dose.
Make sure you don’t miss any days. Refill your prescription before you use up your medicine.
Have your blood pressure checked often to be sure your medicine is working the way you and your doctor planned.
Don’t stop taking your medicine if your blood pressure is within target range â€” that means the medicine is working and that you need to continue taking it.