My doctor prescribed it for hypertension, although I am barely in the hypertension category according to my blood pressure readings, which I take on a regular basis. With all that said, I am currently trying to take 12.5mg, instead of the 25mg prescription, and my blood pressure remains in the normal range. My reason for the lower dose is because I am concerned about the long term side effects on other parts of my system, esp. my kidneys. I read on some of the medical sites here that 12.5mg can be as effective as a 25mg dose, with lesser chance of bad effects on the body later on down the road. but more importantly, it can interact with some of my other medications, although mildly.
Is anyone here taking the low dose of 12.5mg? For hypertension?