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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can this dosage of Losartan be taken while on Atenolol for high BP?

My Doctor prescribed Losartan-HCTZ 100-12.5 mg because my potassium level was low. My blood pressure is fine taking Atenolol-Chlorthalidone 50-25. The pharmacist tells me the Losartan is a much higher dose. Will my blood pressure go too low, or should I continue with the Atenolol and take an over the counter potassium supplement?
Mon, 2 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

second one is also an option but better you may start with losartan 50 mg instead of 100 and see the response. Because, you will take over the counter for long period. How much is your potassium?

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