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I have been taking crestor for a number of years Over teh past few months my doctor advised a reduction by taking medication every other day. Over the past 4 weeks I have stopped taking it completely . The other day I a BP reading was 160/95 . I have never before had BP issues. Is there a connection


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replied November 16th, 2011
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A28616
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

There is no connection between Crestor and the development of hypertension. It is probably a coincidence that you have developed hypertension while being on the cholesterol lowering pill. You likely have got essential/ primary hypertension for which you need to take the drugs for the same.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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