A dear friend of mine stopped taking her bp medicine 3 months ago *couldn't afford to pay for it anymore* (I don't think she realized she could try and have the script changed for a generic brand ~ 4 bucks at Walmart. Anyway ~ she had been taking cold medicine which can also raise bp. Her step-daughter dropped her off at the house at 6:00 last Thursday and when her husband got home 20 minutes later ... she was in her pj's laying across the bed dead. From what the doctors are saying ~ high blood pressure, mixed with a cold medicine that raises blood pressure ... deadly combination. She had multiple brain aneurysms. She just turned 43 on August 19th. Have it checked ~ if you don't have health insurance, try and get a prescription that falls under the Walmart generic brand.