High blood pressure patients should take their hypertension drugs before bed to reduce the risk of premature death, researchers at the University of Vigo said on the west coast of Spain.
A new study found that adults with high blood pressure were less likely to have heart attacks, heart disease or stroke if they took the drugs at once before going to bed.
Spanish researchers analyzed that:
More than 19,000 patients taking hypertension drugs, with an average of six years of tracking.
Half of the participants were asked to take a full dose of drugs before bedtime, while others took their medications in the morning.
The results showed that:
Individuals who took the pill in the evening were 44% less likely to have a heart attack, with a 66% lower risk of dying from heart disease.
Risk of heart disease
The researchers say that high blood pressure during sleep is often a greater indicator of the risk of heart disease.
So far, doctors have advised patients to take drugs in the morning as soon as they wake up.
A major study on the best timing for taking hypertension drugs!
Blood pressure drugs
But the latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, is the largest in the search for how to change when to take blood pressure drugs.
The results show that in addition to a reduced risk of stroke, heart attack and death from heart disease. patients who take their tablets before bed have a 42% lower risk of heart failure. The results remain valid even when factors such as blood cholesterol levels may affect the study.
But health experts advise blood pressure patients to see a doctor or pharmacist, before changing the date of taking the tablets.