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I have been on Diltiazem for about 6 months and Losartan Potassium for high blood pressure for a month and my latest blood test has shown raised creatinine. Blood pressure still isn't as low as the consultant wants to see it but will not add any further medication now because of the raised creatine and the fact that I already have only one kidney and chronic kidney disease stage 3. That condition isn't serious in itself but obviously the raised creatinine means that my kidney is now at risk and I'm hoping like mad that the necessary BP medications won't cause it to fail. Have tried other BP meds over the last few months, including Amlodipine and Ramipril but couldn't cope with the side effects. It's bad enough now coping with ankle swelling and leg discomfort from the Diltiazem or Losartan, but think it's more likely to be the Diltiazem
Has anyone had this experience of raised creatinine? I'm so anxious to know whether the creatinine levels/kidney function are able to return to normal if the Losartan is discontinued. Any advice will be most appreciated.
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