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out of town and did not bring enough of one of my two blood pressure medicines, short two days of generic for cartizem xt 180 mg which I take twice a day. I do have triamterene hctz 37.5/25 which I take once a day. Will it be ok until Monday afternoon?
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Health Professional: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hello!

Your BP will probably run about 15 points higher than normal for the next two days. As long as you do not also take the medicine for a tachycardic arrhythmia(abnormal fast rhythm) then it should not be a bid deal.

I hope this information helps. Further questions are welcome if you have others. Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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If your pharmacy is open, you could call your hometown pharmacy and they could verify your prescription and call it to another local pharmacy.

In my experience, many pharmacies will even give you an emergency supply of blood pressure medications etc if you can't contact your doctor or local pharmacy.

These are not medications such as narcotics or other medications that are prone to abuse. For this reason, pharmacists are often OK with giving you the emergency supply to prevent any possible complications.

If you by chance had filled your prescription at a national pharmacy chain (Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite Aid etc), they should be able to pull the information from the central computer.
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