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When is the best time to take blood pressure medication?

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when is the best time to take blood pressure medication
Posted Thu, 7 Nov 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
if once daily need to be used at same time daily

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HI, thank for using healthcare magic

It would depend on the type of medication used and the dosing regimen.

If it is a once daily medication , the important aspect would be taking it at the same time every day to get the best 24 hour coverage. Whether it is taken in the morning, afternoon or evening would not matter once it is taken around the same time daily.
IF a significant gap occurs then there would be lapse in blood pressure protection.

If it is a medication that requires multiple doses throughout the day then it would be important to space the doses as suggested. For example if it is a twice daily medication then it should be taken early in the am and then in the evenings, trying for 10 to 12 hours apart.

Most medications can be taken together.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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