Originally Posted by Amanda06
My GP rx'ed Losartan Potassium 100 mg. one tab per day about two months ago. It was working good without significant side-effects. However, recently my HB is over 140-150 range. My question is: Should I increase LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 mg. one tab per day to one and half tab per day?
I took Cozaar (brand name) and losartan for several years, and it worked very well with no
side effects that I could tell. I loved it. However, in the past few years, it just stopped working - completely
. No matter how much I took, it was like taking a sugar pill. And my BP went soaring. (Like the price of that stuff, even the generic!!) And the higher doses (100mg and above) started to cause poor sleep and insomnia, still without affecting my high blood pressure.
The doctor switched me to an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor (losartan is an angiotensin 2 receptor inhibitor - the end of the hypertension chain of causes). The ACE inhibitor definitely lowers my BP and it's much, MUCH cheaper! The only side effect for me is grogginess if I take over 10mg (which fortunately, I haven't had to do).
Hope this helps.