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I have been having unusually high blood pressure for the past week, in spite of being on Losartan 10mg. I just discovered I am getting shingles on my left sift, going front to back with a rash at beginning and end. I had the shingles shot about 10 years ago and am 81 Would I be safe in taking an addition Losartan pill between now and hopefully getting in to see my doctor tomorrow? I'm worried about having a stroke at my age.

Doctor's Assistant: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?

It's been just a couple of months ago and it was fine at that time. I have a history of heart disease in my family - brother died and sister has had open heart surgery. Mother died from congestive heart failure.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just that my lab work came back "perfect" according to my doctor.

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That's not dangerously high but I think you should take another Losartan today and check things out with your doctor tomorrow

You probably will need an increase in the losartan dosage

Please let me know if you need any more information

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