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The BP readings taken 2 to 3 times over a period of 1 year had values of 140/100 .3 successive readings taken the above 1 year showed 150/110,140/100 and 140/100. Medication of Olmesar 40 mg (once daily )was prescribed about 8 months ago. Values taken 3 to 4 times since then (last y'day) mostly showed 120/80. Question is whether the dosage can be reduced to one every alternate day. I am 71, retired with no other diseases.

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The BP readings taken 2 to 3 times over a period of 1 yea...
The current dosage should be continued unless you are experiencing any side-effects or low BP with this dose, in that case you should discuss with your treating doctor about dose reduction or alternative medications rather than reducing medication by yourself. Alternate day dosing serves no purpose based on the mechanism of functioning of the drug so please consult a doctor for changing the dosage.
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The BP readings taken 2 to 3 times over a period of 1 yea...
no it's not possible to reduce the dose. bp may rise again and become uncontrollable with same dose. besides the medicines for BP protects the heart and brain also
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