How long does it take Losartan 50mg to work?
should be working after 3 days
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It is possible that the coffee is playing a role, it should not be taken within 30 minutes of a reading because it can affect blood pressure values.
This is part of the guidelines in bp measurement.
If you using the coffee 30 mins or more before BP measurement, then it may not be having an impact.
After 3 days, the medication should be exerting its effect so if your blood pressure is not reaching goal at this time then a small dose of additional medication may need to be added.
According to JNC 8 US blood pressure guidelines, in persons older than 60, who do not have a history of heart disease, the goal is less than 150/90.
If there is a history heart disease then it has to be less- 140/90 or less.
Diabetes- 130/80 or less
Summary: (1) after 3 days, medication should be exerting its effect, may need additional medication
(2)if using coffee within 30 mins of reading, need to use it before that time or , even better, after taking reading
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions