Medications And Drugs
Your doctor can evaluate whether the medications and doses you're taking for your high blood pressure are appropriate. You may have to fine-tune your medications to come up with the most effective combination and doses. In some cases, doctors may hesitate to increase doses or try different medications. Talk to your doctor openly if you have concerns about how he or she is treating your blood pressure.
If you don't strictly follow the prescribed medication schedule, your blood pressure can pay the price. If you skip doses because you can't afford the medication, because you have disagreeable side effects or because you simply forget to take your medications, talk to your doctor about solutions. Don't alter your treatment without your doctor's guidance.
In addition, you and your doctor can review medications you're taking for other conditions. Those or other substances can worsen high blood pressure or prevent your medications from working effectively. Be open and honest with your doctor about all the medications, substances, supplements and products you take.