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Losartan potassium, BP 140/90, lisinapril medication. Dosage of medicines ?

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My wife is taking 50 mg of losartan potassium daily. Tonight her BP is 140/90 and she is wondering if she should take more. Her previous med was lisinapril and she took 5 mg morning and night.
Posted Fri, 20 Apr 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 6 hours later

Thanks for posting your query

The BP readings keep on fluctuating throughout the day and may be slightly higher after food,exercise,stress etc. BP of 140/90 is a little bit higher but you do not need to increase the medication by yourself.

Take a serial recording two hourly for a week during day time. Take the readings to your doctor at your next appointment, he will automatically know where the increase in dose is required. That gives him a better picture.

For now a single reading of 140/90 mm Hg is not indicative to increase the dose.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up if any.
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