Can You Consume Herbal Supplements When Taking High Blood Pressure?
Assalam doks, u003cbr u003eI am a 28 year old man, I take amlodipine 5 mg daily for hypertension !! can I take a food supplement medicine (prduk tiens) made from u003cbr u003e- oligaaccaride 840 mg u003cbr u003- Magnessium stearate 4mg u003cbr u003-vit C 1 mg, u003cbr u003cbr u003cbr u003e- Magnessium stearate 4mg u003cbr u003-vit C 1 mg, u003cbr u003cbr u003cbr u003- u003cbr u003eSupplement the advice of my friend he said is good for health .. so as a precaution I ask Aladokter.com u003cbr u003 Can these supplements be taken together with hypertension medication that I take every day ??? u003cbr u003eThank you
Hello Indrapawira, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
To get the benefits of all drugs and multivitamins taken, of course, it must be known how the workings of each drug. Does the drug if the benefits are consumed contradictory, or strengthen the effect of one of these drugs or not. Of course this must be considered for the safety and well-being of sufferers.
Some drugs that if taken together but will reduce the therapeutic effect of other drugs are ulcer drugs and diarrhea. Most ulcer drugs and diarrhea can interfere with the absorption of other drugs. While drugs that strengthen the effect of other drugs, for example, are vitamin E which is taken together with blood-thinning drugs, the dilution that occurs will be more dangerous and the therapeutic effect is not even obtained by the body.
Until now there has been no special report that shows the presence of herbal supplements that can interact with other drugs, especially anti-hypertensive drugs such as amlodipin 5 mg. So if you are concerned about the interaction effects of the two drugs, then you can provide a pause between the time of taking anti-hypertensive drugs with these supplements. Suppose your hypertension medication is taken at night, then you can take your supplements in the morning or afternoon.
If you are still hesitant to do so, you can consult again with the doctor who treated you so far. Because he's the one who understands the original state of your body. Of course, in addition to taking health supplements, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important, so that hypertension can be controlled and organs in the body can be maintained to the maximum. So that complications can be avoided. Do not forget to always carry out routine blood pressure control and routine consultations with your doctor to evaluate your blood pressure.
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