High blood pressure medication renewal
High blood pressure medication renewal
Ages 18-64
This is right for you if
Your prescription for high blood pressure medication has expired or you're out of refills
You’ve taken your hypertension (HTN) medication within the past 6 months
You’re not experiencing dizziness, lightheadedness, severe headaches, or chest pain
Your systolic (top) blood pressure is lower than 160
Your diastolic (bottom) blood pressure is lower than 90
You’re not pregnant or nursing
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What's included

Personalized treatment plans may include a prescription renewal for a high blood pressure medication that’s worked well for you in the past 6 months. Your clinician won't prescribe new medications or change HTN medication doses. They also won't order lab testing. You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.

If you need treatment for an additional health condition, you’ll need to start a separate visit.
Commonly prescribed high blood pressure medications
  • Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
  • Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, Microzide)
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This chart is for informational purposes only. Your clinician will determine treatment plans, prescriptions, and number of refills (if any) based on your symptoms and health history. Refill estimates are based on a 30-day supply of high blood pressure medication.
High blood pressure medication renewal isn’t available from Alpha at this time. HealthTap and SteadyMD have licensed clinicians (like MDs, DOs, and NPs). At HealthTap and SteadyMD, the typical number of oral medication refills per visit without lab results is 0. At HealthTap, the typical number of oral medication refills per visit with lab results is 5. At SteadyMD, the typical number of oral medication refills per visit with lab results is 2. Business hours for HealthTap are 8 AM to 10 PM ET, 7 days a week. Business hours for SteadyMD are 8 AM to midnight ET, 7 days a week. Responses outside these hours may be delayed.

What you’ll need

A photo or screenshot of your most recent prescription, or the name and phone number of a US pharmacy where we can verify your prescription
A photo or screenshot of a kidney function test (called “metabolic labs”) from the past 12 months if you need more than a 30-day supply of medication
A blood pressure reading from the past 30 days
A heart rate (pulse) reading from the past 30 days
A photo ID, like a driver's license or passport, if we need additional identity verification
5 to 10 minutes to answer questions about your symptoms and health history

How it works

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Choose an online clinic
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Fill out an intake form
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Connect with a clinician
You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
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You should know
Based on your health information, your clinician may recommend that you see a healthcare provider in person. If that happens, you’ll still be charged for your visit. Amazon Clinic doesn’t accept insurance at this time, and isn’t intended for beneficiaries of government payor programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Frequently asked questions

What high blood pressure medication prescriptions can I get renewed through Amazon Clinic?
If your prescription for any of the following high blood pressure medications has expired, you may be eligible for a new one through Amazon Clinic:

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Options include lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), benazepril (Lotensin), captopril, and others.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Options include candesartan (Atacand), losartan (Cozaar), and others.

Beta blockers. Options include metoprolol (Toprol XL, Lopressor), atenolol (Tenormin), and others.

Calcium channel blockers. Options include amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac), and others.

Combination medications

Diuretics (water pills). Options include furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), and others.

Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) high blood pressure treatments are medically necessary.
How can I prepare for my Amazon Clinic visit?
Your clinician will need a blood pressure reading and a heart rate reading (pulse) from the past 30 days. If you don't have these numbers, visit your local pharmacy or primary care doctor to get them before you fill out your intake form.

If you want blood pressure medication refills beyond a one-time prescription renewal, your clinician will need to see the results of electrolyte and kidney function level tests from the past 12 months (called "metabolic labs"). You can upload your metabolic lab results as a PDF or photo. If you upload a photo, make sure it shows your full name and the date the labs were completed.
Can I get my electrolyte and kidney function tested through Amazon Clinic?
No. Electrolyte and kidney function testing ("metabolic labs") isn't available through Amazon Clinic at this time.
Can I get high blood pressure (hypertension) diagnosed through Amazon Clinic?
No, you can't get a hypertension diagnosis through Amazon Clinic. Diagnosing hypertension often needs multiple readings over time. We recommend having your blood pressure elevated by a primary care provider (PCP).
What are the risks of not taking my high blood pressure medication?
If you've been diagnosed with hypertension, taking high blood pressure medication is one of the most effective ways you can lower your risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke.

Research shows that high blood pressure medications reduce overall risk by:

• Up to 64% for heart failure

• 35-40% for stroke

• 15-25% for heart attack

In fact, every 10mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure can reduce one's risk of having a major cardiovascular disease event by 20%, according to a meta-analysis in the medical journal The Lancet.
What can I do to lower my blood pressure naturally?
Even if you're taking high blood pressure medication, clinicians still recommend that you try to modify any lifestyle factors that are proven to contribute to hypertension:

• Obesity or weight gain

• High salt intake

• High alcohol consumption

• Physical inactivity

• Insufficient sleep
What's the difference between a renewal and a refill?
When you run out of your medication, you refill it through a pharmacy. When you run out of refills, a licensed clinician has to renew your prescription.

You can get a prescription renewal through Amazon Clinic. This renewal may be for a 30-day supply of medication, or it may include refills. Your clinician can send your new prescription to a U.S. pharmacy of your choice where you can pick up your medication or have it delivered to you.
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