My father aged 81 used to take BP tablets for border line BP for almost a decade, recently begin to complain that after taking the tablet feeling uneasiness and weakness. In fact his BP found to be lowering. 65-140. He has acidity problem. Without taking BP tablet his BP is 95 - 150. Can he stop for the time being BP tablets? Any adverse affect? He is too much worrying to take BP tablets. Please advice.
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replied January 12th, 2012
I assume that his blood pressure with medication is 140/65 mm Hg and that without medication it is 150/95 mm Hg. This latter pressure is moderately elevated above normal, and, of course, it represents only a single blood pressure reading. I suggest he take his blood pressure twice daily - in the morning and in the evening, and that if these pressures are elevated he should stay on his medication. If he is having an adverse effect from the medication he should definitely discuss this with his physician, who may alter the dosage or change the medication.
Please understand that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.

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