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Can i change my BP medication myself?

I have started taking one a day instead of two and my bp is fine ,do you think its safe to give it a ment to take 2 x 12.5 pills a day
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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you can try (after consulting your doc) to reduce the dose and observe. if the bp still remians normal you might be ableto stop medication
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
What drug you are taking you have not mentioned. Yes you can very well give trial if
the drug being used is in sustaine release form and there the feect will remain for 24 hrs.
At times if the stress and aniety is removed it may help you to reduce the dose.Change
in life style and improvement in dietary habbit,exercise all this have positve impact on
Blood pressure. But Bp mau not rebound foe few days so watch on your Bp is very
essential. Thanks
Answered: Thu, 15 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.welcome.You can continue with one tablet a day but you will have to monitor your BP regularly.Once it starts rising you start taking 2 tablets.Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 15 Sep 2011
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