blood pressure

jim hammock
By jim hammock Latest Reply 2013-03-20 14:08:22 -0500
Started 2013-03-17 10:50:38 -0500

My blood pressure has gone up to the point of having to take 2 medication each day.Should i take at the same time?

Tags: diabetes

9 replies

Miss_Teal 2013-03-20 14:08:22 -0500 Report

ask your doctor - I've had High BP for years now and managed to get it under control. Now instead of 2 pills I'm taking one since mine is norrmal. I avoid processed foods, can foods, cold cuts once or twice a week no more. I was really big on frozen dinners for lunch too much sodium. It helped so much.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2013-03-17 23:39:46 -0500 Report

You should always ask your doctor this question when meds are given, remind him you take other meds. What does the bottle say? If they both say take once daily, then I would ask my doctor/pharmacist. Otherwise if they both say take in the morning or before bed, then you can usually take them at same time, this being that the second pill added to help the first. I take BP meds and at one point was on seven meds at once for it. I have had a couple taken away thankfully, they don't know what is causing it, not my weight as it is fine, or kidneys.

Good luck

jim hammock
jim hammock 2013-03-18 17:10:33 -0500 Report

Thanks for your answer.My doctor said the second pill is to help the first so will take both in the morning.
Thanks again.

manapua72 2013-03-17 13:33:11 -0500 Report

If I were you I'd ask my doctor that question or @ the very least a pharmacist @ the pharmacy I got my medicine @ … I can't tell you when or whether to take your medicines together … I AM A DIABETIC not a doctor aka medical professional …

JSJB 2013-03-17 11:18:56 -0500 Report

I do

jim hammock
jim hammock 2013-03-18 17:15:21 -0500 Report

Thanks will take together in the morning,until i check with a pharmacist.

JSJB 2013-03-18 17:25:07 -0500 Report

I take three pills a day metformin 500mg 1 morning 1 night then for blood pressure I take amlodipine/benazepril & atenolol both at the same time around noon. I asked my pcp if I should put some time inbetween the two pills and he said to take them at the same would not hurt. I use to take the morning metf. with the 2 blood plesure pills at the same time. Hope it helps better the my last reply???

jim hammock
jim hammock 2013-03-18 17:45:23 -0500 Report

Yes you answered with what l was looking for.Think l
will try the same way as l also take metformin morn and night before meals