Doctor Kozlova named among the mistakes in taking medications for pressure non-compliance with the time

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According to the therapist and cardiologist Olga Kozlova, many mistakes are made by hypertensive patients in taking medication for pressure.

The doctor named one of these mistakes in an interview unauthorized cessation of the use of drugs prescribed by the attending specialist. Kozlova noted that if side effects occur, you should promptly consult a doctor – you may need to change the dosage of the drug or replace it. But many people just stop taking medication and that's it.

Also, among the mistakes in taking medications for pressure, doctor Kozlova called non-compliance with the time and schedule for their use. She emphasized that doctors prescribe a certain time of taking the drug for good reason, since blood pressure tends to change during the day.

since daily pressure variability is taken into account,” the expert said.
Kozlova added that in order to combat high blood pressure and hypertension, one should use only medicines prescribed by a doctor, and not drugs recommended by someone close to them. Self-activity in this matter is another common mistake that can have the most serious consequences.

In addition to these, other mistakes in taking blood pressure medication were named by the doctor:

  • concurrent use of alcoholic beverages;
  • refusal to use diuretics;
  • calculation of the dosage of the drug in halves of the tablets, and not in milligrams.

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Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. Seek medical attention at the first sign of illness.

Olga Kozlova Olga Kozlova Health therapist-cardiologist