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Yanks9669, April 6,  2020  12:05pm EST

Stopped BP meds

Hi I last took my blood pressure meds on Friday morning, 20 mg lisonopril. My blood pressure readings today and yesterday were: 108/68, 112/70, 122/65, 106/71. 

Does COVID lower blood pressure in those that have it? I'm not running a fever or experiencing other Covid symptoms but I'm just curious as to why my blood pressure is regulated with meds and no change to my diet or other lifestyle changes. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  • MG7279
    MG7279, April 6,  2020  12:46pm EST

    I know that there is a greater risk for those that have high blood pressure and contact COVID-19 but I can't say if it lowers bp. My guess would be that it increases it.

    Did you stop taking your bp meds at the request of your physician?

    Depending on how long you took such meds, your bp might possibly remain low or withing limits until the washout period is over. After the washout, you'll most likely see your bp go back up.

    Another thing to be cautious of, is that some bp meds require you to taper off (ex. Tribenzor) as suddenly stopping them can place one in hypertensive crisis, so I would research the protocol for Lisonopril or better yet discuss it with your doctor. 

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, April 9,  2020  9:20am EST

    Good morning, I can share the information we have COVID-19 and HBP.  And I also share the same concern as MG7279, please do not stop taking the medication without discussing it with your doctor first. Please let us know if you are ok and how things are going for you. Best Katie

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