When should you take your high blood pressure medicine? Does timing matter?

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Maybe so!  If you take blood pressure medication, you may receive more benefit if you take at least one of the pills  at bedtime.

Taking the medication at bedtime was associated with lower diabetes risk.  This was based on a study of over 2000 patients.

The nighttime group also had better blood pressure control as compared to those patients who took their hypertensive medication in the morning.  This benefit was seen for three classes of high blood pressure medication: angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), ACE inhibitors, and Beta-blockers.

This most recent study is the third study to show a benefit of taking at least one high blood pressure medication at bedtime.  Talk to your doctor if this change is appropriate for you.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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