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Do you often forget little things like if you took a pill or not ?

Do you often forget little things like if you took a pill or not ? I take a pill for blood preasure that my doctor prescribed because I had high blood preasure mostly due to stress, but I just seen him last week and he said I was perfectly healthy and that my blood preasure was perfect, but he insisted that i stay on it.does trhat make any sense to you? because it doesn t to me. I can t remember If it I took it or not. I don t think I did, but I m not sure. Should I just skip it for today instead of taking the chance on taking a double dose ?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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First, once you are on a medicine for high blood pressure, your on it for ever. They may change the dose one way or the other but you will be on a BP med the rest of your life. Now this is the important stuff If you forget to take a scheduled dose of BP med: If you take your BP med once per day and it is 12 hours or more before your next scheduled dose, take it now. If it's less than 12 hours before your next scheduled dose, then skipp the missed dose. If you take your BP med twice per day and it is 8 hours or more before your next scheduled dose, take it now. If it's less than 8 hours before your next scheduled dose, then skipp the missed dose. If think you missed a dose but are not sure, wait until the next scheduled dose. Doubling up on BP meds can be very dangerous. Terry PS: The pill organizers that everyone is promoting are a very good idea. They are especially helpful if you take several medicines and not on the same schedule. The organizers are available with or without timers and alarms. One solution is to get one without the alarms then use a small alarm clock to remind you. Remember to set the alarm for the next scheduled medicine dosing.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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