I am taking Ramipril and Bisoprolol, I take the Ramipril in the morning and bisoprolol at night, does anyone else split their meds. ?
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I never did tell my Dr. that I divided my b/pressure meds.[ been doing it for a while now,] so don't know if I'm doing the right thing ? I decided to split them as I was taking a high dose of Prednisolone at the time [ sooo many tablets together in the mornings, ] and have just just carried on. Perhaps I should have a word with the Dr. next time I see him.?
bowler, if you are doing fine as you are with your blood pressure etc, then why change something that works? For extra reassurance, you could check with a pharmacist - they are the best people to ask when it comes to medication. I know what you mean though when it comes to taking high dose of Prednisolone - on the higher doses, there are enough pills to take without adding other meds!
Hi Bowler, I take two in the morning and one at dinner as it does say Losartan and my third tablet cant be taken together. One of them is a water tablet , but had trouble sorting one out as the popular ones take Potassium. Apparently its an old one. I was on Rampril for years then developed a cough and it was a side effect of Rampril so thats when we had fun trying others.
I have tried many b/pressure meds. and at the moment Ramipril and bisoprolol seem OK, however I may start to get some side effects from them as the time goes on,? One tablet [ cant remember it's name ] raised my potassium to a high level and I was sent to A&E. whilst there they said it had also lowered my kidney function to 22, [ I have stage 3 kidney disease ] so had to come off that. I was also on a water tablet but that depleted my potassium. Strange how we react differently to the same meds.
I was taking both mine in the morning. Although this week I've had my medication cut to just one tablet as I was getting dizzy spells and just wanting to sleep all the time.
Dr. noticed my blood pressure was low so has reduced my medication. He reckons it could be a combination of stress control, healthier diet and exercise that has helped with needing to reduce my medication. I've lost weight recently cause of my health changes so that will have helped as well.
My parents don't split their BP medication either. Dad even takes it with his other morning tablets.
My aunt had a fantastic effect from losing weight, reducing stress, meditating and taking myoqinon ubiquinone. I think the key is to talk to your doctor and figure out what works and if you want to combine some complementary therapies, especially nutrition, then always make sure the doctor can rule out any interactions with your medication. There is an interesting meta-analysis on clinical trials supplementing CoQ10 for high blood pressure here at q10facts dot com - search for the article "high-blood-pressure-a-problem"