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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: Took antihypertensive medications - don't have hypertension


 bentski - Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:52 am

My dad took my moms high blood pressure medications and he does not have high blood pressure, what should we do.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:57 am

User avatar Hello Bentski,

Taking hypertension medicines without hypertension can potentially cause too low of a blood pressure.

If your father develops any symptoms of this such as an elevated heart rate, dizziness/lightheadedness, or other ill feeling he should be seen in the emergency room.

For more specific information you can call your local poison control center. They'll be able to tell you specifics about the medicine he took and give you advise based on the amount he took as well.

Best wishes.

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