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Is it better to take my 160mgs of diovan, in the morning or

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hi,
is it better to take my 160mgs of diovan, in the morning or at night?
my bp is normal at night,usually,but elevated when I wake up.
ive read that taking bp medication,at night,can prevent heart attacks--but, ive also read that taking bp meds at night can cause strokes,esp. if the bp falls too low during sleep.
now im confused .
thank you.
bernard
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Since your blood pressure is elevated in the morning after waking up, it suggests your blood pressure is likely going up in the early morning onwards.

Night time high BP is considered a risk factor for both stroke and heart disease.

And given that your BP is always elevated in the morning, it is unlikely to drop too low in the middle of night.

Hence, it is better to take diovan before going to bed for better efficacy.

That will also help avoiding any dizziness from the pill during daytime.

Best wishes,
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