Losartan when to take

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Avatar n tn I cannot remember if I took my Losartan today or not - 100 mg. should I take it?
Avatar m tn my head went numb in the back and I started to feel faint on 25-50mg a day. maybe it's better to not take it. what happens in hypotension is that the oxygen flow to the heart and brain is actually reduced so you become faint which is terrible because then your cells start to die.
Avatar n tn I went to a new chemist this morning and he said I should never take the 2 tablets together as they will cause low blood pressure. I went to the doctors last year for a check up and complained of low blood pressure ( I took a list of my last 20 readings) but was told it is nothing to worry about!. The pharmascist showed me on his computer the comments about it, and it was very worrying. I am 73. Why didn't someone mention it sooner? Could this be why I have Erectile Dysfunction?
Avatar f tn Is it possible my persistent cough and swelling has nothing to do with asthma? Was I misdiagnosed? I would like to be able to take my walks again around the neighborhood and to Church without completely running out of breath. Again, thank you.
Avatar f tn I haven't had any other problems with Lisinopril besides the cough and I am scared to change meds and take the chance of worse side effects. I am just wondering if anybody has any thoughts on Lisinopril vs Losartan to help me decide if I should change meds. Thanks!!!
548642 tn?1266183252 Hopefully, my body is ready to take over on it’s on. If not, I will quit them when it is. One thing is for certain, our bodies do get dependant on them. Because of the muscle pains, quitting the Lortab will just have to wait for a while. Communicate and be Honest with your Dr. and try everything in your power to complete the battle. Remember to Communicate and be Honest with your Dr.
Avatar m tn What about your cortisol? How many days did they say it would take to get the losartan up to the most therapeutic levels in the body (or did they)?
Avatar n tn One lady I know was taking a pretty high dosage (300 mg of Avapro/irbesartan per day, the max you should take for that drug) and her aorta shrunk from 4.2 cm to 3.7 cm over a 6-mo. period. None of that answers your question directly, but there is indirect, un-official basis for having a lot of hope for these studies. Talk to your cardiologist and see if he or she will prescribe some for you at a *HIGH* dosage. You're almost at the threshold for surgery, so tread carefully.
Avatar f tn Hi Sue, Please take a moment to click on my screen name to view my many prior posts on this topic. Also visit www. marfanlife .net/bb3 (remove the spaces; I put them in there so that this website would let me display the address) and look at the "Pharmacy" section for extensive discussion on this topic. My understanding is that it would be OK for a teenager to be on this type of drug, especially one who is only 3 years from being an adult.
Avatar m tn Has losartan been tested with tx drugs to insure it doesn't interfere with destroying HCV? I've been taking norvasc (amlodipine besylate) and atenolol for about 5 years. I recently read that both of these drugs can be quite harmful to your liver, especially with HCV. 6 years ago I had a biopsy with no fibrosis after 22-25 years of disease. A couple of months ago my latest biopsy showed stage 2 fibrosis. I wonder if the blood pressure medication contributed to the fibrosis.
Avatar n tn I am a Type II diabetic. My new doctor switched me to Losartan 50mg, which I am suppose to take half the pill daily. I take it at night, because the warning label said may cause dizziness or tiredness. This medicine is prescribed to help my kidney's and heart. However, I have been taking this medicine for about a week and I have notice something different about my dreams. My question is: Are vivid dreams, nightmares, and/or hallicinations a possiblity with Losartan?
Avatar m tn As far as which drugs you can take, that is something you and your doctor are going to have to figure out. Your doctor knows your medical problems. All drugs do not work on all people. Many people have good results from some drugs and yet have poor results from others. Your doctor should know any other medical problems that you have and which drugs may be the best possible drugs to take instead of the drugs you are now taking. One size does not fit all.
Avatar m tn I do take it for hypertension. Earlier I was only on losartan, but the doctor added diuretic 3years ago to control HBP it better. Now I have moved to Diovan+Diuretic to try to improve other side effects of losartan medication (still not better with diovan anyways, I always feel tired). I also take both the medications in the morning itself (before 11am).
Avatar m tn The Doc also changed my med from Metoprolol Succinate ER 25mg to Bisoprolol 5mg once daily in addition to Losartan 25 in the morning. I am too scared to take the new med as I read 5 mg is equivalent to Metoprolol 100mg. I am scared to take in the night due to the fear of hypotension and low pulse rate. But the doc assured that nothing would happen but I am too scared to take an initial dose of 5mg Bisoprolol straightaway....
1225178 tn?1318984204 I had high blood pressure prior to tx and still take 10 mg of norvasc for it. I am in week 32 of tx and my blood pressure has been fine.
Avatar m tn Turning 50 has caused me to rethink my thoughts on taking meds and winding up like my most of my relatives who take 10 or so meds daily. Three to me is three to many. I was hoping my biggest mid life crisis decision would be what type of sports car to buy not this. Any personal experiences with being able to get off meds or not would be greatly appreciated.
179332 tn?1273250959 scared to take next one prescribed!! I've been to an Allergist this past week for skin testing... but, does anyone else suffer from BP med allergies? I get itchy all over, cheeks swell, face puffs a bit and face and neck turns bright red...Help!
Avatar m tn Soo, I don't want sympathy, just getting this all off my mind and have peace, I only have an 85 year old mom who we take care of each other day to day. Hopefully God will show His mercy and take us at the same time....I'm praying!!! God bless all who are suffering from Hep-C,, before, during and after. May you make the best decisions for your personsl situation!
5901675 tn?1376376911 then JULY 19 2013 sat.night i was brought at near 24hrs FAMILY CENTER here in our town and when i said to my 1st doctor i feel a severe heartburn, chest pain, cough and sleeping dis order, bloatedness and shortness of breath. then my BP is uncontrolled my 1st week was so terrible. but as i continue to follow with my doctor advice and prescriptions give me some medicine like ESOPMEPRAZOLE NEXIUM and GANATON, DOMPERIDONE and LOSARTAN plain for my BP.
Avatar n tn i'm working 6pm-3am daily. when is the right time for me to take amlodipine and losartan?
2191752 tn?1338284289 I believe you are not that predisposed to have cough when you take amlodipine because unlike losartan, it does not predisposed you to have infections that causes cough. Nevertheless, before switching medications you have to consult with your physician first.
Avatar m tn Dear p1954, Thank you for this great question. I am sorry to hear that you have had a heart attack. With regard to your questions, you are correct that elevated systemic arterial pressure may cause an elevation in your right sided heart pressures. The systemic arterial resistance is the "after load" that the left side of your heart beats against, and if this is higher this may cause pressures to elevate on the right side of the heart, as well.
Avatar n tn All drugs are processed by the liver to some degree. No way to get around that. What drugs to take? It depends on how damaged your liver is as to what drugs are appropriate. If you have little liver damage you can take anything you want as any other person can. Only if you have advanced fibrosis should you be concerned about the choice of meds.
Avatar n tn Make sure you take them at the same time every night. The possible reason your doctor wants you to take these at night is so that you won't experience what is called "orthostatic hypertension" where your blood pressure is what is considered normal for you while you are sitting/lying down and when you rise/stand up, you can pass out because your b/p drops suddenly. So take care not to hop out of bed quickly in the morning after you take these.
Avatar m tn No change in diastolic and its well under 85mm/Hg most of the times. The doc said to increase Losartan by another 25mg thus the total 50mg. Is it ok to go for such dose change as I worried about low BP particularly diastolic. Other doc said to increase Metoprolol to 50mg ER and losartan 25mg. I dont know which one to follow.Secondly my Total Cholestro varies from 180 to 230 and HDL 40 to 50 and LDL 100 to 130 and TGL always above 200.
16467414 tn?1448308529 Good morning Lily70, Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks a substance that causes blood vessels to tighten. By relaxing blood vessels, losartan helps a person maintain a lower blood pressure, increasing the supply of oxygen and blood to the heart. Nausea and dizzyness are the less serious effects caused after consuming Loasartan. Have a great day.
Avatar f tn Thanks for commenting. Looking forward to more communications on this journey. You're experience is appreciated.
Avatar m tn Considering your low PSA levels, there are certain conditions that may make PSA levels low, even when a man has prostate cancer. This can occur if a person is taking drugs used to treat BPH or other conditions like Proscar or Avodart, when a person is taking certain herbal medicines or supplements or in obesity. Men with very low PSA levels may need to be tested every two years.
Avatar f tn the doctor switched me to Losartan 50 qd. I am going to change on Monday to Losartan and am nervous about what will happen. any thoughts on this??