Chris48
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Chris48, March 27,  2021  2:58pm EST

Reducing hypertension medication

I've been suffering from hypertension for many years and am taking Amlodipine (10mg) and Losartan Potassium (50mg) daily. I've been taking the opportunity of more free time during the pandemic to get my weight down, take more exercise, and generally improve my health.

Over the last few months I've been able to reduce my weight from 225 lbs down to 170 lbs. My blood pressure has also reduced from 145/90 to 117/77, which I'm really happy about.

I'd like to consider gradually reducing my dosage of the medication, but want to be sure I'm doing that safely. Can anyone suggest whether I could drop my dosage of either Amlodipine or Losartan Potassium, or maybe both? If I start by taking them both 5 days a week instead of daily would that be ok? I can monitor my blood pressure at home and will obviously keep that under check.

I just want to be sure I'm going about this the right way.

 

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, March 28,  2021  4:13pm EST

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks so much for reaching out to the support network. I am so pleased to hear that you have been able to focus more on your health and wellbeing in recent times! You should feel proud of yourself! Unfortunately, I am not a medical professional, but I would encourage you to bring these questions to your cardiac care team. In the meantime, here is a resource about Managing High Blood Pressure Medications.

    Please keep us updated on how you are feeling!

    Best wishes,

    AHA Moderator

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