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I take verapamil blood pressure medicines, Ive been gone from

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I take verapamil blood pressure medicines, I've been gone from home and forgot my medicine and haven't taken for three days, headed home tomorrow, will this be ok? Should I take it at night or in the morning? Blood pressure has been running ok.

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At this point, since you will be able to get your medicine tomorrow, you should be fine.

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What time of day do you normally take your verapamil?

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I guess you are offline. I would just take the medication when you get home or, if it is close to the usual time you take it, just take it then.

You should be fine.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I take it in the morning!

Taking it in the morning will be fine. If you don't get home until later in the day, just take it when you can. Then go back to your normal schedule of taking your medication as usual.

Just as an aside, many pharmacies will give you a few day supply when you are in a strange town and have left your medication at home. This is especially easy to do if you get your Rx at Walmart or Walgreen's and there is a store in the town you are visiting. Just a thought. :)

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Have a safe trip home.
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