Suggest ways to regulate hypertension while on Losartan

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Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I am taking losartan 50mg 2 tabs per day taken at night. My blood pressure is regularly high in the morning 146 over 72 BT's 52 it generally settles back later in the day to around 138 70 should I be seeking a different drug or larger dose
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to increase the dose

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome.
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Above 60yrs of age we generally target a bp of <150/90 as per the latest XXXXXXX & European cardiology society guidelines.
100mg of Losartan is good enough dose but I'll recommend taking it in morning as it will control the bp whole day. In the night the bp generally falls as the blood vessels relaxes therefore if given once daily, we give the antihypertensive in morning so that the morning & night bp remains in control.
Their is no need to increase the dose or change medicine currently.
I hope this answers your query. If you have any more question, I'll be happy to help.
Thanks & take care
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