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Can you stop taking BP tabs if your pressure reading becomes low ?

can you stop taking blood pressure tabs if your pressure reading becomes low?
can you stop taking blood pressure tabs if your pressure reading becomes low?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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How less, if it results in dizziness, spell of faintness, and vertigo, the dosage must be reduced under medical supervision, preferably in hospital.
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