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I just took a double dose of Benicar 40 25 one 15 min from

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i just took a double dose of Benicar 40 25 one 15 min from eachother will I be ok.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

What is your age and gender?

What is your usual blood pressure?

Any heart issue or significant past illness?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I am 260 pounds female I have been on this pill since I was 40 I am 59 now. No heart issues, just have mitral valve prolapse
my usual blood pressure is 128 over 60 to 65 or 135 over 70
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Will I pass out I live alone
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

I am writing you the answer. It may take couple of minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

There are two significant chances;

1) You may have some fall of blood pressure, which may or may not be significant.

2) You may have fast heart rate.

Ideal would be any of the option;

a) Ask somebody to stay with your and take blood pressure every 2 hours or earlier if you have dizziness, nausea, vomiting etc.

b) Go to a medical facility where your vital parameters can be monitored.

Usually people will tolerate it well especially who have been taking it for so long.

But you need to have some sort of monitoring.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
How can I monitor it I do not have a cuff
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

I am sorry. I thought you have blood pressure instrument since you have been on blood pressure pills for long. It is advised for all patients who have high blood pressure.

The only other alternative is to go to a medical facility for the monitoring, unfortunately.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Hope you are doing good.

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