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Many medicines are available to treat high blood pressure. You may need to take more than 1.
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Medication Management Tips
Medication Management Tips How many different medicines do you take? Most people with heart failure or other cardiovascular illnesses take several. It’s no wonder you may become puzzled over which medicines to take and when, how much to take, or what symptoms the drugs treat. To prevent missed or double doses, side effects, and drug interactions, keep your medicines organized. Try following these tips to avoid problems: Write it down Keep an up-to-date list of every medicine you take. Carry a copy of it...
Medications for Coronary Artery Disease
Medicines for Coronary Artery Disease In recent years, better medicines have made it easier to take care of coronary artery disease. Medicines such as beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and statins, have helped many people stay healthy and avoid heart attacks. Aspirin Aspirin is the most common medicine prescribed by doctors for people with coronary artery disease. Aspirin helps prevent heart attacks in people with coronary artery disease. Taking aspirin once a day helps make platelets less sticky. When pla...
Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today?
Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today? When you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, you might not notice a difference. But your body does. Skipping your blood pressure medicine can make your blood pressure go up. This can cause damage to your heart and blood vessels. Taking your medicine at the same time every day will help keep your blood pressure at the right level and will help your heart and blood vessels stay healthy. And knowing when and how to take your medicine will help ensur...
All About Blood Pressure Medication
All About Blood Pressure Medication Your doctor may prescribe antihypertension medication if your blood pressure is high. There are several kinds of medication commonly taken alone or in combination, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Types of medication Diuretics Thiazide diuretics are often the first medications your doctor will try to treat your high blood pressure. They help to lower blood pressure by eliminating excess fluid and salt that accumulate in the body. The excess fluid is ...