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Can Ambien be taken for insomnia along with high blood pressure?

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Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 in Sleep Disorders
Question: I am a 52 year-old woman with high blood pressure. I take Ambien almost every night for insomnia. It obviously helps me sleeps and is correlated with lowered blood pressure. Is this a problem?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No it is not a problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.

Lowering of blood pressure by Ambien is common occurrence and not a problem. In case your BP remains welll below 140/90 following ambien than there is no need to take antihypertensives.

In case during 24 hours duration you see abnormal reading of blood pressure (> 140/90) than you need to take anti hypertensives after consulting a physician.

Hope I am able to address your concerns. If you have any more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards
Dr Ashok Kumar
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