I am taking losartan (1 a day) and bisoprolol(2 a day) and my bp is pretty stable at 140/80, (it was sometimes over 200) but I have the dreaded dry cough which troubles so many of us. I have been prescribed omeprazole and ratinidine for the cough which I'm told is acid reflex - not the tablets. I've tried all kinds of other meds over the last 15 years, but still I cough, and quite honestly I've forgotten the names of most of them.
My new GP wants me to get down to 120s by adding yet another pill to my daily handful (I'm also on arthritis meds) but I would prefer to reduce them if I can and get rid of this cough.
I am seriously thinking of ceasing to take the bisoprolol as an experiment to see if the cough dries up (whilst still monitoring my BP) do I stand a serious chance of heart attack/stroke in the short term? I am 77, 5ft tall and weigh 8.5 stone, I have coeliac disease so eat reasonably healthily.