My blood pressure has been pretty good so she cut the losartan to 25mg. I have taking it for about 6 weeks now and my blood pressure has been high, although not dangerously, but still higher than before. What if I double my dose until I see my doctor in a week? How dangerous is that?
Considering you are taking a combination of a anti-hypertensive and a diuretic which complicates things as we know nothing of your medical history. The odd thing to me is that you should have been started on 25mg Losartan and then upwards depending on your response. I'm sorry I can't add more but this was exclusively from the FDA documents here.
Unless she reduced your dose due to results from a blood test wait till you see your doctor. The issue is that if you increase the amount without your doctors knowledge she/he will have no diagnostic information to work with, that is to say, they will not see evidence of the higher BP at 25mg Losartan when you see them next. Wait the week; having thought about it, it is the best way of getting a proper dose and medical outcome at your next consultation.
Best of luck to you and a Happy Holiday season.
Not enough information... How old you are, your BMI, your daily activity, and a whole raft of other information goes into your MD's prescription choices. I could not advise you about anything having to do with medications with so little information, nor should anyone else. Take your medication just as you have been advised by your doctor. There are some differences of opinion among medical professionals concerning what blood pressure targets should be depending on your age and other health problems you may have. Make a list of your questions and get your doctor to answer them. In my opinion, if you are over 70, a 120/80 BP is unrealistic. Researchers and medical specialists are coming around to the idea that one number does not fit all. I am 73, have morning HTN, I understand how that works, and feel happy in the morning if I'm 150/90 or better measured at home. I also believe you should be taking your own BP at home and recording it, along with a note on how active you are and have recently been. You also have to be aware of "White Coat Syndrome". Do your research, when you find a term you don't understand, look for a peer reviewed source for an answer. You should have more questions than answers by this time, but you are the controlling custodian of your body and you are responsible for what you do with it.
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