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    high blood pressure
    golfer56 posted:
    my wife is 51 has had 2 heart attacks , our son 25 died this week today she checked her blood pressure it was 178 over95 she takes a pill 50mg AM and PM would it be ok to take 1 1/2 pills tonight ? we are calling dr. tomorrow.
    billh99 responded:
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your son.

    By now you should have heard from your doctor. If you can't get a hold of him you could go to a walk in urgent care.

    The pharmacist might also be able to give some guidence.

    No medical professional responds in this forum. But even if they did they could not answer your question.

    First of all there are a number of different classes of BP meds and with some she might be able to increase the dosage. With others she might already be at the max.

    Then there is the issue of know her medical history.

    In the future you might have a talk with the doctor about "what if" situations and how much can adjust her medicine on her own.

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