When Should You Take Your Blood Pressure Medications?

There are proponents of morning dosing and evening dosing. The best choice for you may be the one you prefer.


If you have elevated blood pressure, you may be taking several medications to lower it. These likely include an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, calcium-channel blocker and diuretic. Although there is widespread agreement on which antihypertension medications to prescribe and in what order, there is some disagreement on whether the drugs work best when taken in the morning, before bed or on a split schedule.

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