Take your blood pressure pills at night

Adapted from BMJ Take anti-hypertensives at night says study. Susan Major 2 Nov 19

Taking your blood pressure medication at night gives you better blood pressure control and nearly halves cardiovascular events and deaths compared to taking them in the morning.

This study was done on nearly 20 thousand patients with an average age of 60 for six years. The reductions in events included cardiovascular death, heart attacks, coronary artery revascularisation, heart failure and stroke.

Professor of cardiovascular medicine at Sheffield, Tim Chico said, ” As taking medications at bedtime poses little risk there is enough evidence to recommend that patients consider taking their medication at bedtime.”

2 thoughts on “Take your blood pressure pills at night”

  1. I’ve been taking Telmisartan for about 10 years and have always taken it nocte mainly because it’s easier to remember but also because it made intuitive sense to me.

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  2. I have been taking my most important medications at night for some time. I like that I do not have an upset stomach with some of the medication I take.

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