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Blood Pressure Medication Confusion: At this point, you should swallow the medication – Says Cardiologist

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Nearly 108 million, or 45% people in the United States suffer from high blood pressure – correspondingly many take antihypertensive drugs. But should you take it in the evening or in the morning? Opinions vary as to when they are most effective.

Millions of Germans swallow anti-hypertensive drugs at the wrong time. The evening instead of the morning is the better time for the medication. This was recently suggested by a study. 

Hypertension specialist Dr. George Thomas says that it is extremely critical to ensure you’re taking your hypertension medication correctly and at the scheduled time.

According to Cardiologist Andreas Zeiher from the Frankfurt University Clinic:

“There are actually few patients whose blood pressure rises in the early hours of the morning.”

There are around 10 to 15 percent of hypertensive patients. Only for them does it make sense to take the medication mostly in the evening.

Should hypertensive patients take pills in the morning?

For all other high blood pressure patients, according to the cardiologist:

“I can only warn.“

By far the largest number of patients have stress-induced high blood pressure. At the same time, they are exposed to much more stressful situations during the day. 

This is why, the cardiologist explains, “people with hypertension are better protected during the day if they take their medication in the morning”.

If, on the other hand, you take the antihypertensive drugs in the evening, they no longer work in the late morning afterwards or at noon. 

Every heart patient should therefore consult their cardiologist about the right time.

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