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Blood Pressure Medication Study   Kidney Health In The News

Started Oct-29 by CDP (PerraultC); 96 views.
CDP (PerraultC)

From: CDP (PerraultC)


A recent study  where the  conclusion is  that it is better to take  your BP  meds at bed time versus after waking up. My instructions are to take it  in the morning, so I'll  continue doing that,  but I'll  have to try and remember to ask my doctor what he thinks about the research.

Don't know how legit the study is, but it is interesting.

Do you take your medication in the morning or some other time of day?

Mine are evening meds, I do read the general literature and package detailed inserts on my own.  Some studies show a tendency for over night end to be prime time for cardiac events, another factor for controlling HTN through the night.

CDP (PerraultC)

From: CDP (PerraultC)


I've read various accounts which is  why I'm  not sure.  Initially I  didn't pay much  attention because the doctor at first said it didn't really matter when I took the BP meds (although the prescription stated in the morning).  I just took  it before bed because  that's when I  took my cholesterol statin.

Eventually I paid more attention and studying up I read that the statins are good to take at night because you get the most benefit out of it while asleep. In the case of the BP I think the reasoning was (in one of the articles I read) that since your BP naturally goes down  while you're sleeping the best use of the medication  is to take it in the morning so that it's providing the most impact while your body is most likely  experiencing the most  stress factors.

It made sense, though I'm not sure if it's a case by  case situation.

The study that this article was based on determined that empirically, an evening dosage made more sense in long term survival.