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Will losartan h 50mg and metoprolol 5mg a better choice to lower moms blood pressure.she is 76yrs & takes telma40mg once and cilicar5 mg twice now.

Will losartan h 50mg and metoprolol 5mg a better choice to lower moms blood pressure.she is 76yrs & takes telma40mg once and cilicar5 mg twice now.

BP Rx: Asks if one BP Rx is better than other for 76 Mom. ANS: neither you list is a diuretic and the SHEP study (in elderly) demonstrated that chlorthalidone is all that is needed in most. So have her ask why she is not on this to start with. She may not need anything else. Nothing is better in the elderly. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can 12.5mg losartan reduce blood pressure?

Can 12.5mg losartan reduce blood pressure?

Yes: Individual response to medicines very. I have some patients respond to that lower dose. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause your blood pressure to rise?

Can losartan cause your blood pressure to rise?

Not directly: There are always exceptions to any case, but a "paradoxical" rise in blood pressure is difficult to explain with Losartan as the culprit. With that said, everyone reacts differently to medicines. Chances are; however, that the Losartan was inneffective, something else was working against the Losartan, or the Losartan had not yet taken effect by the time of blood pressure measurement. See PCP. ...Read more

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How to control my blood pressure I am taking losartan 25 mg and my pressure is still high. I checked about a week ago and pressure was 162/109?

How to control my blood pressure I am taking losartan 25 mg and my pressure is still high. I checked about a week ago and pressure was 162/109?

Hypertension: The dose might not be enough so it has to be adjusted. There is no one blood pressure medication for every person. The best medication is one that controls blood pressure without side effect.if it controls blood pressure but too much side effect it is not for you. If you are able to take it but does not lower your blood pressure, that is not the one for you. See your PCP so he can adjust your med. ...Read more

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Is cozaar (losartan) 25mg good at lowering blood pressure with little side effects?

Is cozaar (losartan) 25mg good at lowering blood pressure with little side effects?

Cozaar (losartan) and BP: Cozaar (losartan) (C) is a very effective drug to lower blood pressure, if given in sufficient doses. That has very few adverse effects. If your blood pressure is controlled at 25 mg/day of C, that is fine. I prefer to start and keep my patients on 50 mg twice a day. Speak to your physician about how well controlled your BP is and if it is, that dose is fine for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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It's been 24 hours since taking my last blood pressure med. (Losartan 100mg) my Bp is 127/65. Should I take my Bp again or will the 65 get too low?

It's been 24 hours since taking my last blood pressure med.  (Losartan 100mg) my Bp is 127/65. Should I take my Bp again or will the 65 get too low?

Hypertension: The reported BP is fine, a diastolic of 65 is admirable. If you stop taking scheduled meds prescribed for documented diagnosed hypertension then the BP will rise up though perhaps not right away;so do take the med as prescribed. Losartan sometimes works better taken divided in to 2 doses 12 hours apart eg 50mg every 12 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Viagra (sildenafil) doesn't work when taking losartan. Is there a diff. Med to take for blood pressure won't interfere with Viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil) doesn't work when taking losartan. Is there a diff. Med to take for blood pressure won't interfere with Viagra (sildenafil)?

Many: Many, many meds — check with your prescriber. There's no formula to this. You'll have to use trial and error until you find the one that is acceptable to you. ...Read more

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Do I need to see my GP as my blood pressure increased for the last 2 days, 142/92 and 138/90. Used to be below 135/85 after medication 5g losartan?

Do I need to see my GP as my blood pressure increased for the last 2 days, 142/92 and 138/90. Used to be below 135/85 after medication 5g losartan?

Good Idea: You may have borderline Hypertension and it is a good idea to get it checked and treated,You may not need drugs at this stage and only life style changes may be all what you need at this stage.Dasg diet,weight loss if over weight,exercise regularly,quit smoking if you smoke,good sleep and stress reduction may help to bring BP to normal level.And if that fails then consider meds to control BP ...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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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure high for the last 3 days? Was 140/90, 138/88. On losartan 50mg, should I go back to see my GP. It was around 121/80-130/88

BP High. : You should certainly go back to your GP. It could be something simple such as feeling of stress or increase in your sodium intake contributing to your elevated blood pressure numbers, but it’s always better to be sure. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. Follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows:
loop diuretics like Lasix;
aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

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With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

No,why would you?: Cozaar (losartan) is an arb class of blood pressure lowering medication, appropriate for those w/high blood pressure or hypertension. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor agonist used to treat patients w/orthostatic hypotension, whose blood pressure falls when they change positions. I can't imagine too many patients w/htn who are orthostatic w/treatment where you'd add another med rather than give fluids, etc. ...Read more

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High blood pressure should they take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine at the same time?

High blood pressure should they take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine at the same time?

Probably not : The two medications have opposite effects on blood pressure so it would seem counterproductive to take them together. ...Read more

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Is 25mg losartan(cozaar) a low dose? My blood pressure ranges 150-130/90-100 and doctor put me on low dose. Worried about BP going too low.

Is 25mg losartan(cozaar) a low dose?  My blood pressure ranges 150-130/90-100 and doctor put me on low dose.  Worried about BP going too low.

Take the Losartan: It sounds like you need to take the Losartan. It is a good drug to start with for high blood pressure. At that dose and at your age, it is highly unlikely that your blood pressure will go too low. I would recommend rechecking your blood pressure with your doctor about 6 weeks after starting the Losartan and call if symptoms of lightheadedness occur. You should be fine. ...Read more

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I take Amlodipine 5mg, Atenolol 50 mg, and Losartan 50-12.5mg for blood pressure. I accidentally took them all twice. Should I be concerned?

I take Amlodipine 5mg, Atenolol 50 mg, and Losartan 50-12.5mg for blood pressure.  I accidentally took them all twice.  Should I be concerned?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is associated with the development of a number of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure; the risks are reduced by BP medicine. Too much medicine might cause low BP, with symptoms like dizziness/fainting. Be careful. For personal attention to your individual case, consider an inbox consult with a doctor on healthtap ...Read more

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Hi I have a few questions about the medicine I'm taking. It's Losartan/HCTZ 50-12.5 MG for high blood pressure. It says to avoid sunlight. Why is that

Hi I have a few questions about the medicine I'm taking. It's Losartan/HCTZ 50-12.5 MG for high blood pressure. It says to avoid sunlight. Why is that

Sun sensitivity: Some meds such as diuretics, i.e. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) in this combination can cause your skin be more sensitive to burning in the sun... ...Read more

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Blood pressure — inderal la (propranolol generic) and cozaar (losartan) good combination?

Passable: They work by different mechanisms..... Could be useful in combination. ...Read more

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Female age 50. I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Female age 50. I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Doesn't matter: There are no scientific data indicating that morning versus evening intake of meds are any different in terms of BP control and cardiovascular outcomes. The important thing is to take medicine regularly. ...Read more

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I have hypertension. I use kalium losartan 50mg a day, my weight 105 kg, now my blood pressure 160/100. Please give me other medication.

I have hypertension. I use kalium losartan 50mg a day, my weight 105 kg, now my blood pressure 160/100. Please give me other medication.

BPgoals & MedRequest: In general a systolic blood pressure between 110-135 is a good range for someone taking medications. There are special reasons that some doctors may change the goal blood pressure for a patient. Some physicians use higher blood pressure goals for elderly patients. Healthtap while useful for healthtips and generic questions is not a spot for specific questions. Talk to you doc for medications. ...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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more