I am a newcomer to bp medication. My doctor just put me on 100mg of Losartan two days ago. My bp has consistently been around 140/98 for the past 8-10 months. However I am also goig through the most stressful time ever. I'm a 39-yr old female and am in average health. When reading the reviews I only saw a couple of people on 100 mg. This medicine was prescribed by my family doctor and not a heart specialist. Any feedback you could give would be appreciated.
Maybe when you're thru you stress you won't need as much, but you can't have a high bp while you are under stress either. Generally they start with 50mg and work up from there. 100 is a high starting dose and your bp isn't skyrocketing. I would call him and ask if I can start out lower then the 100. The other thing is read the label carefully. Did he tell you to take half for a period of time? 100mg is not a high dose once you are on it, its just started lower usually. If you've taken 100mg for the past 2 days, can you take your bp?
I take 100mg Losartan every day but I spread it out, if I took it all it once I would get side effects.
- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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