14 Mar 2012
Hi Smiley22, My Dr just started me on Losartan but today told me to stop it. I became light headed to the point where I have spent the last two days worried I was going to pass out, my blood pressure had gone down from the 160's to just over 100. So I agree with Dzoobaby, it is how you feel. Listen to your body and good luck to you, and take care Liz.
13 Mar 2012
It is hard to say what is too low as far as numbers. What you need to consider is if you are symptomatic at a certain blood pressure. Do you feel fine at 97/53? Or did you feel tired and draggy and dizzy? If you were having symptoms of low blood pressure like dizziness, fatigue, or fainting. People will often notice symptoms most when the arise from a sitting position too quickly-they may get very dizzy and lightheaded and sometimes can faint. This is what is called orthostatic hypotension. Having low blood pressure can eventually cause damage to organs because there is a lack of enough blood flowing to the organs. This can cause the organs to fail and can become permanent damage if it goes on too long. What is too low varies from one person to another. One person may be severely symptomatic at 90/50 and another may be perfectly fine. Dont worry about the numbers but instead go by your symptoms. If you are becoming symptomatic, then he may need to adjust your medications.
- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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