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High blood pressure

My husband is having minipress XL and Eslo At for high blood pressure. I wanted to know these medicines are suppose to be taken before or after meals? The bp is 160/110 but after medicines it comes down to 125/85 so he feels week, is this normal?
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Dr. Ashish Srivastava Noida | General Physician
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Antihypertensives should be taken at a fixed time
They don't have any relationship with food
Can skip meals but not medications
Ideally take eslo AT in the morning and minipress XL in the night before going to bed
Dr Ashish Srivastava
General Physician & Clinical Cardiologist
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there...I can understand your concern. The tablets minipress xl and eslo at should preferably be taken after food. Hypertension is chronic disease. There's no permanent cure for it. So he has continue taking medications regularly. Don't stop it without consulting the physician. Ask him to follow up a salt free diet.
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