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Could the medicine lisinopril cause respitory problems for someone with copd?

Could the medicine lisinopril cause respitory problems for someone with copd?

Lisinopril: Per se it should not cause shortness of breath, but one of the annoying side effect of lisinoprilper is persistent cough, in that case you may have to stop the medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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I am 71, have copd, on oxygen, taking lisinopril and coreg (carvedilol). Pulse was erratic for 1 hour. High 139 low 59. Bp was fine. Why?

I am 71, have copd, on oxygen, taking lisinopril and coreg (carvedilol). Pulse was erratic for 1 hour. High 139 low 59.  Bp was fine. Why?

Atrial fib?: It sounds like you may have had an episode of atrial fibrillation, which is a rapid and irregular heart rhythm. Of it persists, it may increase your risk of a stroke. Talk to your doctor about the need for testing or medication adjustment to help keep your heart regular. ...Read more

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Can benzos cause respiratory problems to those with no known copd?

In too high a dose: Benzodiazepines are vastly safer than barbiturates and barbiturate-like drugs because their activities stop at the upper part of the brain and do not, in therapeutic doses, extend to the respiratory centers in the midbrain. Together with alcohol, opiates, other depressant drugs, and in very high doses (or iv) they can and do cause problems, even without copd. Normally, in usual doses, they don't. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Having respiratory distress and feeling palpitations in chest ... took 20 of Ativan 0.5mg pills Cause? 911? HTN PCOS Zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) Ativan Sertraline

Having respiratory distress and feeling palpitations in chest ... took 20 of Ativan 0.5mg pills Cause? 911? HTN PCOS Zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) Ativan Sertraline

Call your doctor: You have taken a very large dose of Ativan (lorazepam) which could be dangerous. Unless you are habituated to this drug and accustomed to taking such big doses, there is a risk of suppression of your breathing. I urge you to contact your physician immediately. The drug dose you have taken is of more concern than the palpitations. ...Read more

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I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis. I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis.  I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

COPD is deadly: Anaphylaxis can happen with any drug, but acute postoperative respiratory failure is more commonly caused by underlying lung disease. Stopping smoking several weeks before surgery decreases risk for complications. Of course, the best thing anyone can do for better health is to stop smoking, especially those with lung disease. Smoking with lung disease is like rubbing dirt into a wound. Stop ASAP. ...Read more

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Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, i found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems. Th

Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, i found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems.   Th

Yes: Got to the er for chest pain. Go to the er for respiratory failure (sob, difficulty breathing, air hunger) although it could also be cardiac failure secondary to a heart attack or angina. Combination of COPD and heart disease is not good so must see cardiologist and pulmonologist/or internist (if comfortable in managing sever respiratory problems). Past h/o a trach makes him high risk. ...Read more

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What are the usual respiratory tests for copd?

Lung function test: A pulmonary function test is the test of choice for copd. It is a series of breathing maneuvers that one does to see if they have the hallmark finding of copd, which is inability to blow all the air out of the lungs. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Dr. Atique Mirza
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Prinivil (Definition)

Prinivil is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more