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BP has Been 150's/high 90's since yesterday. Take 2 Losartan a day. Also dizzy spells. Should I be concerned?

BP has Been 150's/high 90's since yesterday. Take 2 Losartan a day. Also dizzy spells. Should I be concerned?

Side Effect: Although your BP is elevated above the desired range, it is not astronomically high. The dizziness may be a side effect of the Losartan. You should see your physician to possibly adjust your meds for better control of your BP and to see if switching to another agent will cause the dizziness to go away. ...Read more

Losartan (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

I'm worried because I took my Hydrochlorothiazide/losartan 25/100 at about 6 pm yesterday and mistakenly took it again just now at 5 am. It's the only medication I take. I'm at work and have no way to measure my blood pressure. I don't have any other medi

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may make: You tired or light headed from low blood pressure. I would make sure to drink plenty of water, double the normal amount, and eat some salty foods right now until you can get your blood pressure checked. The Losartan is what will most likely drive your blood pressure down. Make sure you do not take that again for another 24 hours. ...Read more

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M58, yesterday I started losartan 25mg bed time. After two hours my lips swelled mildly. I took cetirizine dihydrochloride 1tab. Have I done right thng?

Allergic Reaction: Stop taking the Losartan! This reaction may be a form of angioedema, seen with ACE-inhibitors and less often with angiotensin receptor blocker medications like Losartan. Cetirizine may help however if you have any worsening symptoms, go to the emergency room. Also, be sure to inform your doctor of this reaction to the medication. ...Read more

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My BP is at 150/99 what should I do? If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

My BP is at 150/99 what should I do? If I have already taken 1 tablet of 50mg of losartan in the morning can I still take another tablet now? Thanks

Check with your doc: What you need to do is discuss this with the doctor who is treating your hypertension. Do not arbitrarily start giving yourself extra doses of your meds without consultation with your doc. That is a recipe for disaster. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil with Losartan?

Hypertension: Caution should be used if the product contains phenylephrine, which is the nasal decongestant. This may elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take losartan with Nyquil?

Can you take losartan with Nyquil?

Yes, but: Which nyquil? At any rate nyquil preparations won't interact with losartan, however, if you are hypertensive or have coronary artery disease, you want to avoid preparations that contain decongestants as phenylephrine, which nyquil severe cold and flu has. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Can I take losartan with benedryl?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. However diphenhydramine may have other side effects of which you need to be aware, namely sedation and urinary retention. ...Read more

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My average BP is 142/82 but varies widely. Diastolic ranges from 66 to 104. Is this normal? I take losartan.

My average BP is 142/82 but varies widely. Diastolic ranges from 66 to 104. Is this normal? I take losartan.

Good average for 69: BP level fluctuate throughout the day and is influenced by level of activities as well as our emotion. BP is probably lowest during your deepest, stage 4 of sleep. Being 69 and average BP 142/82 is good. If you feel well in general and keeping active, I would not recommend change at this time. Follow up with your doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take losartan 25mg. I like to have a few beers every now and then. Not daily. Maybe once a week. Is this ok? No major health issues.

Yes: Once in a while beer is not a problem. Consider avoiding Salty snacks with beer which can elevate blood pressure. You may actually able to stop losartan if you exercise 60 mins a day, follow low salt diet and loose 5-10 lbs of your weight (only if you are over-weight) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take losartan with cialis?

Losartan: Usually losartan is compatible with Cialis but you should discuss with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arginine with losartan?

Is it safe to take arginine with losartan?

Supplement: I am not aware of contraindication in use of arginine with losartan. Arginine is not recommended in patients with history of heart attack. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use a salt substitute if I take Losartan?

Yes!: Although most salt substitutes consist of a potassium salt, and although Losartan is considered a potassium sparing agent, many patients can nonetheless use both without developing dangerously high serum potassium levels. It would be wise of doing so to notify your PCP and check a serum potassium level both before and then once after initiating this substitute therapy. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

Night time: There's no mandatory time but many people find that taking meds at bedtime works because they remember to take them as part of their bedtime routine and side effects are minimized because the peak blood levels occur during sleep. Alternatively, some people like to split them up: one in the am, one in the pm. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause chronic bronchitis? I take 25mgs in the morning and 25mgs at night.

Can losartan cause chronic bronchitis? I take 25mgs in the morning and 25mgs at night.

No: A different class of blood pressure medication called ACE inhibitors can cause a chronic cough but losartan is not that class of medication. Bronchitis is due to infection and inflammation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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Can I take losartan 25+ diltiazem 45 daily for bp? If I take losartan 50 daily or diltiazem 90 daily feel some side effects

Yes: Taking a low or half dose of 2 medicines can be a good way to reduce the side effects. Check with your doctor before making the change. Monitor your BP if change is made. ...Read more

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I take losartan & bystolic (nebivolol)...should they be taken together or should I take 1 morning & 1 evening? Dr. didn't specify.

Most: Will say it doesn't matter intend to tell patients to take one BP pill at night to avoid morning surges. In your cause I would rec'd taking losartan at night. ...Read more

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Bp runs 155/100 but I take losartan 25mg which keeps at 117/64 but coffee raises it to 145/80. Better med that keeps it stable for coffee drinkers?

Bp runs 155/100 but I take losartan 25mg which keeps at 117/64 but coffee raises it to 145/80. Better med that keeps it stable for coffee drinkers?

Several things +-: One simple solution would obviously be to try some decaf....Problem solved. You do get a touch of caffeine even in decaf. There are some good half-calf options out there as well that would be a decent meet in the middle. Monitor your pressure from there. If not improved there are plenty of options to adjust in terms of BP meds. ...Read more

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I currently take 10mg Lisinopril, is 25mg Losartan an equivalent dose to the Lisinopril?

Maybe: Different people react differently to different drugs. While some people get good results with smallest dose of a drug, others would need more to have the same effect. As for lisinopril 10 mg and losartan 25 mg, both are starter doses, your doctor and yourself would be the best to judge efficacy, taking in consideration factors such as other drugs, other conditions, side effects, etc. Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm taking 25mg Losartan, is ok to take Raspberry Ketone caps?

I'm taking 25mg Losartan, is ok to take Raspberry Ketone caps?

Rasp ketones: Raspberry ketones are promoted as a weight loss aid and metabolic stimulant. There is no scientific evidence for benefit. I found reports that this product CAN elevate blood pressure and stimulate heart rate. These are known side effects of other promoted wt loss aids. So, rasp ketones carry risk for you. I advise you not use them. Trim cal down: no animal fats, no sugar, no breads - exercise ...Read more

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