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I have a high blood pressure. When I last checked it, Sunday

evening it was very high...
I have a high blood pressure. When I last checked it, Sunday evening it was very high, over 200/110 so the first thing on Monday I went to drugstore to get my medicine Atacand Plus 16mg/12.5mg. During a day my blood pressure went down a little 170/98 but now is high up again, 200/100
My question is how long does it take for this medicine to have effect and if such a dose is large enough for my condition
I am 55, male, 170 lbs, very physically active
When I was taking this medicine on a regular basis my BP was around 130/80's
Also, can I take larger dose, like 1.5 tablet?
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since your BP is 200/100, you need to go to the er

Dr. P Jyoti :

any BP over 180 is considered a medical emergency

Dr. P Jyoti :

this is because it could lead to such complications as strokes, etc

Dr. P Jyoti :

hence you should go to the ER for this

Dr. P Jyoti :

for now, take a single dose of your regular medicine

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but do not take it in excess

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and go to the ER at the earliest

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if you cannot go now, then you must call your doctor's office at the earliest and discuss with him

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take care and be safe

Customer:

you mean I should take medicine right this minute?

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any further questions?

Customer:

you mean I should take medicine right this minute?

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes thats right, if you havent taken the medicine today

Customer:

I took it about 18 hours ago

Dr. P Jyoti :

ok, in that case you need not take it again

Customer:

first thing Monday morning

Dr. P Jyoti :

but as I said, it is medically recommended that you go to the ER for this

Customer:

and how long would it take to see an effect?

Dr. P Jyoti :

it will effect within 6 hours

Dr. P Jyoti :

you may need a higher dose of the medicine or a different medicine since it does not seem to be having its full effect

Dr. P Jyoti :

go to the ER at the earliest, in the morning if you cannot go now

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or contact your doctor's office

Customer:

how much down it should after I take it considering my current BP?

Dr. P Jyoti :

it should go down to 150 systolic

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any furhter questions?

Customer:

ok, I'll take now and wait few hours to see if it goes down

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats good

Customer:

and will monitor my BP

Dr. P Jyoti :

but if your BP is still higher than 180, then go to the ER

Dr. P Jyoti :

otherwise also you need to see your doctor ASAP and discuss this with him

Dr. P Jyoti :

take care

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wish you good health and a quick recovery

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I will in it I don't see it going down with few hours

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ok, thats right

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Customer:

one more, when would be safe to take another dose since I took this earlier than usual?

Dr. P Jyoti :

you should take the next after 24 hours

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that will be a safe interval

Customer:

even if my BP goes up again?

Customer:

tomorrow night?

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats right, this is a 24 hour dose

Dr. P Jyoti :

but by tomorrow I expect you to have consulted your doctor

Customer:

ok, thanks

Dr. P Jyoti :

or go to the ER if BP is still higher than 180

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if you cannot consult your doctor that is

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take care

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ok

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thanks

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glad to help

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is it passible I can maintain a chat for an hour or so, just in case?

Customer:

I'll be upp anyway

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thanks

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you can always come back to the chat and post something after accepting and giving a rating also

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no problem

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as we have had multiple exchanges, a rating would be in order now if the answer has satisfied you

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