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Your heart rate might go down by 5 to 10 beats while sleeping but it is not considered abnormal unless and untill it is very low and is associated with symptoms. Anything above 50 is well tolerated at your age group.
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No, if taken in the dose recommended by your physician this will not cause a sudden decrease in heart rate nor a cardiac arrest. The medication tends to stabilize over time and the body adjusts itself to the dose so the farther you are taking the medication, the safer it becomes.
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Yes, you need to taper it off slowly after your doctors permission as sudden withdrawal can cause worst outcome since your heart is used to the medication. Your doctor will switch to different strength and dose while tapering off.
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He can increase the interval of dosing like if you take once a day it can be switched to one on alternate days. Doctor will do that according to your body response.
Yes hydrocholrathiazide can be added after complete examination and assessment by a doctor.