Currently I suffer nasal congestion as side effect of Losartan which wakens me and impedes sleep.
Hi, it won't lose effect if taken in the morning, but the only concern i have is that the side effects could be more intense until you get used to taking it at this time of the day, causing dizziness or faintness? Maybe double check with your doctor? If you continue to take the dose at the same time each day though, you should settle with it fine...
I was told by my doctor to take it in the morning as it then had the maximum effect when needed during the day when you are more active and your blood pressure is likely to rise. Taking it when you go to bed means you are not getting the full benefit of the treatment.
I took my 50mg dose the last 3 nights too late in the evening that my doctor switched me to a couple weeks ago and it took me over 3 hours to fall asleep. Of course, I didn't stay asleep, then severe stomach ache most of the next day... all side effects. It also has made me sick (another side effect) the last couple weeks after switching me from my first medication that I thought was causing daily headaches and tinnitus after 5 months. I haven't been completely healthy other than the 140 high bp in 2 months. Doctor said I could stop today since we believe the birth control I was on for 5 years caused my BP to go up over the years, as well as weight gain, and acid reflux, which has subsided since I changed birth control 6 months ago to a non-estrogen pill. So will see if my body regulates BP on its own as I haven't been able to get much of anything done last 2 months at home as a stay-@-home-mom & husband's-business-accountant when I feel sick every day
- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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