Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds
I Just read a recent publication on taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than in the morning, a new srdy says it nearly halves the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.
Researchers in Spain followed more than 19,000 adults with high blood pressure. They found that people who took all their blood pressure meds at night had lower blood pressure around the clock compared to volunteers who took their medication in the morning.
"The findings are highly consistent regardless of sex, age, presence of diabetes or kidney disease, and other major known factors of increased risk," said study lead author Ramon Hermida.
Hermida is director of bioengineering and chronobiology at the University of Vigo's Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies.
"Conventionally, most patients ingest their medication in the morning," said Hermida, "although no single trial ever documented this to be preferable." No guidelines are currently in place regarding the best time to take the drugs, he added.
A New York City heart doctor believes consistency in taking your blood pressure pills will deliver optimal protection.
So switching might be a better option.. I would suggest a conversation with your community Pharmacist, to see if this
is for you !