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Can I Stop Taking Losartan Abruptly
I've been on 100mg Losartan for the past year. I've had to stop taking them due to losing insurance. My BP is up to 150/100. When is this an emergency?
Symptoms: High numbers are only an emergency if accompanied by symptoms like chest pain, severe headache, difficulty breathing, or confusion. That being said letting your blood pressure run high will over time put you at risk for stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Best to find a clinic that works on a cash basis or sliding rate, and make an appointment for as soon as possible. ...Read more
Can I switch back to toprol (metoprolol) XL and stop taking losartan this weekend? I may be having interaction problems with altace
Yes: But clear it with your physician first. ...Read more
Taking a beta blocker for hbp for about 6 months but have side effects Dr told me to take losartan and stop beta safe to just stop beta and start arb?
Currently I am taking losartan 100 mg, doxazosin 1mg, lercanidipine 20mg and atenolol 100mg all for my high blood pressure. Can I stop any of these?
No: Although all these medications do lower BP they have other important functions in different parts of the body. Please check with ur md. ...Read more
Take 25mg cozaar (losartan) for 150/90 avg. Bp but still get spikes in dr. Office due to white coat syndrome. Why doesn't med stop these spikes?
My doctor said my Bp was consistant enough to stop Losartan 100 mg while I did accupuncture for bp. Would cutting down to 50mg/day provide benefit?
Acupuncture: Although you have been provided some sensible advice - I usually recommend discussing this with your medical provider before making any changes to medication regimen. ...Read more
ARB (Losartan) won't stop my stress induced hypertension. What is a better option without lots of side effects?
Stressed out: Certainly chronic stress can lead to hypertension. Lifestyle changes such as healthy food choices, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can significantly impact blood pressure. Engaging in healing arts such as yoga and tai chi help to calm the mind and strengthen your body. Carving out time to spend with family and friends helps to maintain a sense of connectedness with community. Best. ...Read more
I used Cozaar (losartan) for Hypertension & it caused me depression, the doctor changed it to me If it was the real reason, will its effect disappear when I stop?
Coz afar and Depression: If indeed it was the cause it will go away. ...Read more
Blood pressure running 118/70 to 138/90. I take losartan 12.5mg. Having some dizzy spells. Can I stop losartan? Looking for new doctor.
Using losartan potassium 37.5 mg once in a day. Now feel relax and want to stop use of this medicine. Can I stop this medicine now?
Talk with Your Doc: Before stopping a medication I recommend you consult with the physician who started you on this medication. There are times when a physician will place someone on a medication for more than one reason. For example, some people with elevated risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, diabetes can be placed on this 'blood pressure' medication to reduce risk of certain conditions mentioned above ...Read more
Yes and no: Losartan is a blood pressure medicine that can have the side effect of hyperkalemia (too much potassium). So if you have problems with your potassium being to high, then you should eat a diet that is low in potassium. But I see that you are also taking hydrochlorothiazide which can cause you to have low potassium. Have your labs checked regularly and adjust your potassiium intake as needed ...Read more
My BP is 150/96 I have been taking Losartan 50 mg for about 20 days, how long does it take for the medicine to take effect?
14d: It should be pretty well equilibrated after 2 weeks. Since it is still high, contact your doc about possible medication adjustment ...Read more
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What do you suggest if I'm taking losartan k as maintenance daily. I am taking it at 9pm, is this okay?
When I started taking losartan potasium 50 mg, my BP averages 120/70. When I'm stresses 130/80. The lowest is 110/64. Sometimes 120/64. Is this ok?
Taking losartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 goin to Vegas & wud like to have a couple of drinks would this be ok?
Not recommended: Both losartan and bystolic (nebivolol) may have an additive effect of lowering blood pressure when combined with alcohol. One might experience headache, lightheadedness, changes in heart rate, or fainting with this combination. For this reason, it I can be recommended to abstain from alcohol while on these medications. ...Read more
Yes: Aside from being used for high blood pressure, the uses are often highly specific and technical (apologies in advance) - here is just a partial list of health conditions for which children are sometimes treated with Cozaar: aortic-root dilation with Marfan’s syndrome, and Alport syndrome-like hereditary nephritis. There are others as well. ...Read more
Blood Pressure Med: A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients with significant kidney disease. ...Read more
Less likely: More common with ace inhibitors than angiotensin receptor inhibitors. ...Read more
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