Question: I have been taking Micardis/hct for over five years, but stopped taking it while in cipro
when being treated for diverticulitis
. My blood pressure started shooting up. So I went back on micardis again and my blood pressure went back down. The same thing happened again when I had a second bout of diverticultis four months later. Again my blood pressure went up. Then I learned that micardis prescriptions costs had increased dramatically in 2014, so my doctor now has me on Losartan
. However my blood pressure has not gone down. My first thing in the morning readings can be as high as 166/92! Should I consider returning to micardis?