Caution Hypertension

Your pharmacist owner affiliated to the Jean Coutu network is happy to provide you with health services tailored to your needs.

Monitor your blood pressure

With the Health Record

If you have signed up for the online Health Record, your blood pressure readings taken with the Caution Hypertension program are sent directly to your file. You can view all your readings displayed graphically and even print them so you can follow up with your medical team.

OR

Without the Health Record

If you don’t have an online Health Record, you can consult your past readings using the information on the back of your Caution Hypertension card.

Unique Access Code
Example: PJC-AAL-LWK21

Don't have an access code yet?
Visit your pharmacy's prescription counter to get your Caution Hypertension memory card on which you will find your access code.
Program benefits
  • Track your blood pressure in collaboration with your pharmacist and doctor.
  • Keep your blood pressure readings in your confidential record where you can consult them at any time.
  • Link your blood pressure readings to your pharmacy file, thereby providing your pharmacist access to your data so they can better evaluate how your medication is working.
  • Print your readouts in table or graphic form. When you take your blood pressure, the kiosk will give you a printout of the last 10 readings which you can then give to your doctor at your next check-up.

 

Good to know :

Your doctor can consult your blood-pressure readings online. Just provide them with your personal access code.

Take your blood pressure

Before taking your blood pressure, you should:

  • Avoid caffeine intake within the preceding hour
  • Avoid tobacco intake within 15 to 30 minutes before taking your blood pressure
  • Stop all activity at least 5 minutes beforehand
  • Avoid stimulants such as decongestants

While taking your blood pressure, you should:

  • Avoid talking
  • Always use the same arm to measure your pressure
  • Remove any clothing from your arm
  • Put your arm on a hard surface and place cuff mid-arm at heart level
  • Place cuff 3 cm from elbow crease
  • Sit comfortably with your back straight
  • Don't cross your legs
  • Keep your feet flat on the ground

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The higher number indicates the force exerted as the heart is contracting and pushing blood (systolic pressure). The lower number indicates the force exerted as the heart relaxes between two beats (diastolic pressure).

Do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for more information!

Standards

No preconditions
With diabetes or kidney disease
State
Systolic
Diastolic
Optimal
120 and lower
80 and lower
Normal
139 and lower
89 and lower
High
140 and over
90 and over
Normal
129 and lower
79 and lower
High
130 and over
80 and over

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