Is there a right time to take blood pressure medication? Understand

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A recent study suggests that antihypertensive drugs can be taken at any time of day

For many years, studies and health professionals indicated that the best time to take medication for hypertension was at night. However, a new studypresented at the end of August at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, ​​Spain, showed that, in fact, the time of day someone takes their medicine does not matter.

To conclude, the researchers followed more than 21,000 people with high blood pressure over five years. Subjects were randomly assigned to take their blood pressure medications in the morning or in the evening.

According to the findings, during the period the subjects were observed, 3.4% of those taking medications at night were hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke, or died of cardiovascular disease. The percentage was 3.7% among those who took the medication in the morning.

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Thomas MacDonald, a professor at the University of Dundee in Scotland and one of the researchers, said the work “was one of the largest cardiovascular studies ever conducted and provides a definitive answer as to whether blood pressure lowering drugs should be taken in the morning. or at night”.

Also according to the researcher, people who suffer from hypertension should take their regular antihypertensive medication at a time of day that is convenient for them or following the doctor’s advice. “The trial clearly found that heart attack, stroke and vascular death occurred to a similar degree regardless of timing of administration,” MacDonald said in a statement.

Best time may vary for each case

The conclusion drawn by the study is that the most important thing is to remember to take your antihypertensive medication daily and correctly. However, it is important to emphasize that consulting your trusted doctor remains the best strategy for the correct use of medicines.

Hypertension is one of the main causes of death in Brazil. According to the National Health Survey (PNS), in 2019, about 24% of adult Brazilians have high blood pressure. Among those over 60 and under 65, the percentage reaches 47%, while six out of ten people over 75 are diagnosed with the disease.

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In the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of adults between 30 and 79 years old with hypertension reached 1.28 billion in the last 30 years.

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