Blood Pressure :: Losartan And Low Potassium

Jul 11, 2013

My blood pressure has started to rise. I have taken hctz 25 mg. for 2 weeks and it lowered it sufficiently but now my potassium is a little low so my doctor advised me to change. I started losartan 25 mg. today but now am concerned that I will have the opposite problem with potassium if I remain on this. Anyone know anything about potassium increasing too much on Losartan? I hate to start another medicine without knowing the possibilities. I have tried several other blood pressure meds in the past with headaches and I also had a headache with hctz.

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Also taking CoQ10, but not eating a very good diet.

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A few things about me. I'm 67, have type 2 diabetes and have been on a low carb diet for 4 years. Blood sugar totally controlled. I weigh 115 lbs. I'm a nature photographer and WAS very active. I've been practically bedridden for the past 2 months on these meds and missed the entire fall bird migration, which is very upsetting. My husband took me birding last week and I fell asleep for most of the 3 hr. trip.

I am truly nervous about taking the Metoprolol. Anyone have any ideas? Also if anyone knows about kidney issues and HBP I would appreciate it. Thank you all so much for being here!

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