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My wife's mother is 83 and we think she takes too many blood

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My wife's mother is 83 and we think she takes too many blood pressure pills. She is normally taking one in the morning and one in the evening. On certain days or nights she will take as many as three pills. I think this is crazy but she is 83 and tells me to mind my own business. If she consumes that many blood pressure pills at once shouldn't she be fearful of a fatal overdose? I think she takes way too many. Help!
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Call here doctor.

He knows the prescription.

Look on the bottles, it should say how often she should take these.

If she is taking more, it is too much.

It is not uncommon for an older person to have 2 or 3 BP meds if they have hard to control hypertension.

Find out if this is the case.

We can not tell you if the prescriptions are too much, but I can tell you if the dosing is within the typical amount if you have those.

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