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When should 25 mg losartan potassium be taken?

I m 90 yuears old, 5 feet 3 inches, 122 pounds with coronary artery disease (CAD)plus I also have PostPoliosyndrome (polio virus in my body which makes me very tired) My right leg has lost most of its muscles. I take 25 mg. of losartan Potassium. What time of day is the best time to take the medicine. Also, my energy level is very low.
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

It might be better to take blood pressure medications at night if you will take it as a single daily dose. This is because the blood pressure may go down and increase the risk for falls if you take it during the day. If taken before bedtime, this is not a real risk.
On the other hand, some patients feel better by dividing the daily dose into two doses, half in the morning and a half in the evening. You may try and see which has a better effect on you.

I hope this answers your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shinas Hussain's  Response
Hello,

It is better to take at bedtime.

You can avoid most of the side effects like fatigue and excessive sleepiness if taken at night.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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When should 25 mg losartan potassium be taken?

Hello, It might be better to take blood pressure medications at night if you will take it as a single daily dose. This is because the blood pressure may go down and increase the risk for falls if you take it during the day. If taken before bedtime, this is not a real risk. On the other hand, some patients feel better by dividing the daily dose into two doses, half in the morning and a half in the evening. You may try and see which has a better effect on you. I hope this answers your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General & Family Physician