Hi, I work for a nonprofit company reviewing medical information for MR clients who live in a group home. One of these individuals is taking 5 blood pressure meds: Coreg, Tekturna, Clonidine, Lisinopril, Verapamil. He also takes Lasix. His PCP prescribes him these medications. He also has other health problems, including Diabetes, Gout, Neurogenic bladder, renal failure, anemia, degenerative joint disease. Needless to say, he takes many meds to control these other conditions.
I was wondering how many blood pressure medications is common to take?
Also, he doesn't have a cardiologist and his PCP is prescribing these meds, which is good that his PCP likes to keep track of all of this, however, I feel that a physician more experienced in cardiology should look at him. His hemotologist also has recently stated he may have myelodysplasia - considering that if thats the case, his blood will be more thin and possibly not require all of these medications.
Anyway, I just wanted to get an idea of how many blood pressure pills is common, or rather, how many blood pressure pills is too many to take?