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High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

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Introduction


How can you take your blood pressure medicines properly?

Medicines work really well to control high blood pressure in most people. But they won't work if you don't take them as directed. Here's how you can get started on taking your medicines properly.

Get organized

It may not be too hard for most people to remember to take just one pill a day. But if you start adding more pills—pills that you need to take at different times and in different doses—it can get confusing.

A key to taking your medicines properly is to stay organized:

Become an expert

The more you know about your medicines, the easier it will be to stay on your schedule and take your pills properly.

For more information, see:

  • High Blood Pressure: Over-the-Counter Medicines to Avoid.
  • Taking Medicines as Prescribed.
  • Dealing With Medicine Side Effects and Interactions.

Credits for High Blood Pressure: Taking Medicines Properly

Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Robert A. Kloner MD, PhD - Cardiology


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