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    Is it advisable to take Amlodipine along with Losartan for constant high blood pressure?

Posted on Thu, 8 Aug 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hello: I have high blood pressure, averaging 168/66. I'm taking 75 mg. losartan which used to keep my blood pressure normal. Now its not. Can I add amlodipine to compliment & bring blood pressure down? Also taking 50 mg. Carvidilol (Coreg).Thanks, XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Management of hypertension.

Detailed Answer:


Since you are on Losartan 75 mg only, the dosage can be increased to a maximum maintenance dose of 100 mg for adequate blood pressure control before adding another antihypertensive like Amlodipine.

Also, follow DASH (Dietary approaches to stop hypertension) which recommends to include vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products, as well as whole grains, fish like salmon and mackerel, nuts, limiting red meat and saturated fats.

Exercising daily like brisk walking for 30 minutes is also very important.

Please be advised to follow up with your treating physician to increase the dose of Losartan.

Hope this answers your question.

Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal, General & Family Physician
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