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Developed high BP. When can I stop medication?

Hi, i delivered a healthy baby 6 months back and developed High Bp (150/100) 1 week post delivery, i am on metosartan 50 since then. My BP was normal throughout pregnancy and i was on no medication during pregnancy . Please let me know by when can i hope to quit medication or do i have to keep on takin medicine life long.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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The blood pressure that you have developed is different from normal blood pressure ehich is basically a blood vessel problem so you have to take medicine life long. Post pregnancy Ht is called as Pre-eclampsia. It is related to pregnancy and after the pregnacy subsides it will also dissappear. So you have to follow up with your gyneacologist for 3 months and most probably by that this time he will tapper your dose and stop medicine. If your doctor forund the bp still remain high that means you are having a normal HT for which you have to take lifelong medicine but you don't belong to those group.
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