My husband just did a 24 hour monitor for hypertension. It showed that he does not have hypertension (average over 24 hours was 130/80) but the doc prescribed an ACE inhibitor. He said something about the highest dose is 60mg, and a "good" dose is 8 mg, but he was prescribing 4 to "prevent" the possibility of him developing hypertension.
Is this common practice???
To me it doesn't make sense that he would take medication for something he doesn't have. (?) It's like saying "hey, maybe one day you'll get diabetes, so I'm going to get you to take this really low dose of insullin, just in case"...
Should he be taking this medication? We're thinking he needs a second opinion.View Thread