Best Time to Take Blood Pressure Pills Is at Bedtime

In a new study, researchers from Spain determined the best time for people with hypertension to take their blood pressure pills which is at bedtime, not in the morning.Best Time to Take Blood Pressure Pills Is at Bedtime

To come to such a conclusion, the researchers analyzed data from the Hygia Chemotherapy Trial, which is the largest and longest-lasting clinical trial examining the effects of antihypertensive therapy timing on the risk of cardiovascular events.

The leader of the Hygia project Ramón C. Hermida, Ph.D., comments: “The results of this study show that patients who routinely take their antihypertensive medication at bedtime, as opposed to when they wake up, have better-controlled blood pressure and, most importantly, a significantly decreased risk of death or illness from heart and blood vessel problems.”

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