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Best Medication Time for High Blood Pressure

You can understand the type of your blood pressure fluctuation by monitoring and management of blood pressure, and then you can choose the medication time according to the type of your blood pressure. The basic principle is that you should take medicine two hours before the highest point of your blood pressure because the maximum drug efficacy is two hours after you take medicine, after which the efficacy is decreased over time. In this way, the peak value of drug efficacy corresponds to that of your blood pressure, whereby a better hypotensive effect is achieved.

Selection of medication time for hypertension

Blood pressure type (Dipper hypertension)
1.Dipper blood pressure
Most people's blood pressure is a dipper hypertension, that is, within 24 hours of blood pressure was "two peaks (surge ) and a valley" state fluctuations.
Two blood pressure peak time. 6 – 10 a.m, 4 – 7 p.m.
Take medicine once daily:
Take time: 7 a.m or 3 p.m
Is the afternoon or morning?
If the highest peak in the morning, taking medicine in the morning; if the highest peak in the afternoon, taking medicine in the afternoon.

Take medicine twice daily:
Take time: 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2. Non dipper blood pressure (Non-dipper hypertension)
Recommended to take long-acting antihypertensive drugs before you go to bed every night.
This will make your blood pressure appear in Dipper blood pressure. which lower your blood pressure at night. This will better protect the blood vessels.

3. Reverse dipper blood pressure
Take medicine before you go to bed.

4. Over Dipper Blood Pressure
Do not recommend taking medication before bed, Because the maximum efficiency of the drug will appear in 2 hours, then you have a relatively large blood pressure drop, coupled with drug effects, may cause blood pressure is too low.

5. Isolated nocturnal hypertension
Take medicine before you go to bed.

6. Morning blood pressure surge
The body from the sleep state to wake up and start activities, blood pressure from a relatively low level rapidly rising to a higher level, this phenomenon is called " morning surge ".
Take medicine before you go to bed. Because, wake up in the morning, blood pressure has increased, then take medication, too late.

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Control of Blood Pressure within the Normal Range

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