Safety Of Consuming High Blood Pressure And Pain Medication?
I have a headache from the middle to the back of my neck which is very tense. Usually I take captopril to reduce the pain due to high blood pressure, and I am also taking pain medication for other parts. Can the drug be taken at the same time?
Hello Syeila, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Captopril is indeed a drug that is included in the group of high blood pressure-lowering drugs but this drug is not intended to relieve headaches (especially those that are only thought to be due to elevated blood pressure) and is highly recommended to be taken continuously to ensure Your high blood pressure is well controlled so that it does not cause complaints and helps minimize the occurrence of complications (worsening conditions) due to high blood pressure that is stroke, heart disease (heart failure heart attack), kidney failure or eye damage.
Therefore it is very important for you not to take captopril only if you have complaints and take it every day according to the dosage recommended by the doctor and carry out routine control to the doctor to monitor your condition and adjust the dosage of the drug.
Regarding the problem with co-consumption with other drugs you are asking, namely mefenamic acid drug, these two drugs are not recommended to be taken simultaneously because of the possibility of interactions between the two that cause one drug to work less effectively.
It is recommended to give a minimum distance of 1-2 hours if you want to consume both, but because both of these drugs are included in hard drugs whose rules of use should be at the doctor's discretion, it is strongly recommended to consult them again with your doctor about how to use them and also what therapies are used. it should be given to your current condition.
I hope this helps.