Hypertension prescription drugs are often the most successful method of controlling high blood pressure, when used in combination with lifestyle modification.
Some patients will require three or four hypertension prescription drugs to get their blood pressure under control, while patients who faithfully follow through with lifestyle modifications may only need one or two medications. It may take up to six weeks for your blood pressure to respond to the medication.
Hypertension prescription drugs are often given to the patient in low dose in order to test their reactions to the drugs and the effects that they have on managing high blood pressure.
It is important that you continue to take hypertension prescription drugs every day. Don’t stop taking your pills unless advised to by your doctor. If you experience any side effects, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible.
One of the problems that can occur is that people forget to take their hypertension prescription drugs. It is therefore very important to get into the habit of taking your medications. Place your pills beside your toothbrush, or any item that you use at the same time every day, for example your breakfast cereal bowl or coffee mug. It is also important to refill your prescription so that you always have your medication on hand. You should use a calendar to mark when your prescription is due to run out, and order the refill one week before you are due to run out of pills.
Hypertension prescription drugs are an important part of your doctor’s plan to reduce your blood pressure, which in turn will prevent stroke, heart attacks, and congestive heart failure.