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If you miss taking long-acting anti-hypertensive drugs for one time, shall you supplement it?
Jan 23, 2018

Two effects shall be achieved in anti-hypertensive therapy--reaching the standard and being stable. Reaching the standard means the blood pressure shall be reduced to a appropriate value. Being stable means the blood pressure shall not be sometimes higher and sometimes lower. The repeated changes would be  harmful to heart, brain, kidney and other internal organs. Many long-acting drugs have been developed for these two purposes. The characteristics of these medicines is:Taking one piece everyday for consecutive 5 days, the drug level inside human bodies would reach a stability which ensures stability of blood pressure.

The metabolism of most of long-acting anti-hypertensive drugs, such as Amlodipine,Benazepril,Micardis(telmisartan) is slow. Once the drug concentration inside human body reaches a stable status, the level of drug left in human body can still be at  comparatively high if the people misses taking medicine for one time occasionally. Only if the people remembers to take medicine next time, the blood pressure will not be affected too much.

However, some long-acting anti-hypertensive drugs, such as extended release nifedipine tablets and Nifedipine Controlled Release Tablets ,keep a drug level inside human body stable through controlling the releasing speed of drugs inside human body.Nifedipine in blood will be eliminated clean in 5 to 8 hours. One time’s missing of taking pills will lead to almost zero level of drug level and the blood pressure will then be out of control.So, if you control blood pressure with extended release nifedipine tablets or Nifedipine Controlled Release Tablets , please immediately take one tablet of drug,unless it has been time to take another time’s drug.If your memory is not good, it is not suggested to use such kind of long-acting drugs.

We do not encourage people to forget taking medicine occasionally. Only a regular medicine taking can keep a stable drug concentration inside human body and then keep a stable blood pressure. Patients shall keep in mind that the purpose of reducing blood pressure is not only to reduce blood pressure, but to reduce the harm of high blood pressure to heart, brain,kidney and other important internal organs.Patients also shall keep aneroid sphygmomanometers or digital blood pressure monitors at home for monitoring blood pressure at any time.

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