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I am currently on Losartan hydrochlorathiazide 50/12.5 mg.

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I am currently on Losartan hydrochlorathiazide 50/12.5 mg. My dr switched me from lisonopril because of coughing. I pulled up sided effects of Losartan from Mayo Clinic and Drugs.com. To my surprise, coma is listed as a common side effect as well as some
other pretty scarey ones. The common side effects of Lisonopril were not this bad. Is coma really that common? Also my dr had me on 10 mg of Lisonopril but 50 of Losartan. I see where 25 mg is the lowest dose for Losartan. Which dose would have been more comparible
to 10 mg of Lisonopril? I was seeing good results in bp with the Lisonopril.. Not sure why I would be on 50?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I think this is totally appropriate.I agree with everything your doctor didyou are right about the 25 mg though. probably a better starting dose
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate itIf you have more questions, just reply. :)

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