Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

High blood pressure,take Norvasc pill daily?

I am 89 years old, male., and I take 1 Norvasc daily for high blood pressure . A doctor recently told me that best practice is to measure my blood pressure at home, and only take the pill if my blood pressure is high. However the doctor who prescribed Norvasc said I should take the pill daily, and never recommended checking blood pressure at home. Who is right?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  148
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
it is always better to get your BP checked by the doctor as self checking of BP is mostly erroneous.
The medications for blood pressure should be taken daily and regularly.
Answered: Sun, 22 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor