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Hello.my mom was drinking ambien 5mg and the dr tlld her not

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Hello.my mom was drinking ambien 5mg and the dr tlld her not todrink it no more. She drinks propanaolo 60 mg furosemide , kozzar 100 mg amolodipine 10mg. She drnks in the morning proprNolo with the furosemide and then at night amolodipine with the kozaar. My question is the dr told her to drink melatonin and I have been noticing that she has been waking up with her bp in the 130/140's. I think it has to do with the melatonin. She only drjjks 1 pill at night daily of 5 mg and I now I bought her 1 mg. Please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Melatonin does not cause increase in blood pressure.

Mysticdoc :

In fact melatonin does reduce the BP at night time.

Customer:

llease advise

Mysticdoc :

Hence, melatonin is not the problem for her.

Mysticdoc :

How is her kidney function?

Customer:

from what i know fine

Mysticdoc :

If the kidney function is good, then her problem is likely due to the high blood pressure itself.

Mysticdoc :

Propranolol dose can be increased in the morning.

Mysticdoc :

This can be discussed with her doctor.

Mysticdoc :

As long as the BP stays around 130, this is fine.

Mysticdoc :

Also diet should be watched.

Mysticdoc :

Low salt diet.

Mysticdoc :

Potassium and magnesium supplements help lowering blood pressure.

Customer:

but if she wakes up in the 130 -140 is there to be worried about.

Mysticdoc :

not really.

Mysticdoc :

This is not considered high.

Customer:

i should monitor for a couple more days

Mysticdoc :

yes you should.

Mysticdoc :

then you can discuss with her doctor if the BP runs higher than 140

Customer:

thanks

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

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