Target BP should be 130/85 or lesser, especially if you are monitoring ur bp at home. Some precautions: Rest 15 minutes before taking BP. No tea/coffee/smoking
for half an hour at least before taking BP. If you are using an electronic device, please calibrate with a mercury device to confirm accuracy of readings.
is a good medicine for hypertension
. However, you need to take at least twice daily because its action, when taken once a day, does not last for 24 hours. You could start taking it twice daily OR consider Losartan +HCTZ combination OR shift over to a similar but longer acting drug like Telmisartan