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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can elevated blood pressure levels be treated?

I am on HCTZ 12.5mg/Losartan 100mg tablet for high blood pressure once a day. My BP the last two days has been in the 155/87 range. I saw my care provider yesterday and she said that I should call Monday if things did not improve and she would give my another medication to help lower my BP. My question is: in the meantime can I take an additional HCTZ (etc) during the day?
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Hello there I have read through your question and understand your concern. HCTZ is a diuretic and Losartan is an angiotensin receptor antagonist blocker and both are effective in controlling blood pressure. HCTZ can be given upto a maximum dose of 25 mg in a day. Though it can be taken twice daily in a dose of 12.5 I would advise you to consult your physician before increasing the dose. I hope that answers your question. If you have any further questions please feel free to write. Thank you for choosing healthcare magic.
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