A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking Accuretic, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly.
By lowering blood pressure, Accuretic can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that can occur as a result of long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
Some general considerations for when and how to take this product include:
- Accuretic comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
- It may be taken with or without food.
- It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
- For the medicine to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to Accuretic.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Accuretic Dosage for more information.)