Your doctor breezes into the exam room, tells you your blood pressure is too high, writes something illegible on a small piece of paper then tells you to take it to a pharmacy before he breezes out of the room again. You are left dazed and confused with unanswered questions. When you get to the pharmacy your copay is outrageous and the printed information given to you makes the medication too scary to swallow. You have many questions: Why does this cost so much? Are all these side effects going to happen to me? How do I take this medication? Isn't there something less expensive?
In this book Dr. Benson answers some of these questions including why medications cost so much; questions to ask your doctor and pharmacist; and the important information about each class of blood pressure medication.