Your physician may prescribe medication to help lower your blood pressure. Some types of blood pressure medications act on the heart and blood vessels; others remove excess fluid or salt from the body.
Your physician will choose the best blood pressure medicine(s) for you. Be sure to continue with all parts of your treatment plan while taking the medication.
Taking medication properly
- Be sure to take your medication at the same time each day
- Write yourself notes, use an alarm or keep your pills by your toothbrush to remember to take them
- Ask your physician what you should do if you miss a pill
- Never stop taking your medication unless your physician tells you to stop. Stopping on your own could be harmful