Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

124 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

High BP while pregnant, please suggest

hi I m 19 weeks and i have high blood pressure i went to the doctor it was 142/90 so he subscribed me meds i looked them up and there category c and im askerd to take them what should i do ?
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
Were you at a regular doctors office or the ob/gyn? If you weren't at the ob/gyn I'd be a little skeptical of taking the med. I am surprised they would give you anything with one high blood pressure reading. The high BP with pre-eclampsia is usually noted after 24 weeks and could mean other things if noticed before 24 weeks. I'd just keep a close eye on the BP, and if it still runs high constantly talk with your ob/gyn about any kind of meds. I usually don't tell anyone to quit taking medication, but if it was a primary care doctor I would honestly talk to the ob/gyn before continuing it.
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....