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Does the cholesterol medicine (40 mg. of simvastin) cause low blood pressure ?

I am a 66 year old female currently on high blood pressure medicine. (.25 mg.) hydrochlorothiazide. I weigh 174 lbs. I walk a mile every day. My blood pressure has been 95/72. Isn t this rather low. I am taking cholesterol medicine (40 mg. of simvastin). Concern the medicine is causing low blood pressure??
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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Your blood pressure medicine needs to be titrated since you bp is on the lower side.Your dose should be adjusted.
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