Blood pressure medication causing vertigo.

Q: I have high blood pressure and take 100mg of Losartan Potassium per day. About 3 weeks ago I started experiencing vertigo. I went to the emergency room and they ruled out a stroke or heart via a head CAT scan and chest x-ray. What can cause this? They prescribed medicine. It’s not helping.

A: Since it appears your dizziness is not related to your cardiovascular system, it is likely being caused by a problem in your inner ear. This could be inflammation from a viral infection or a more serious cause. You should make an appointment for a further evaluation since your symptoms are persistent. For more information on vertigo, go to this page at the Mayo Clinic site.

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