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Doctor insights on: Diet Restrictions With Lisinopril

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Was on 20mg lisinopril for high bp. Bp dropped to 88/43. Reduced dose to 10mg. Changed diet and 10mg discontinued. Bp 115/65. Now a spike sometimes.?

Was on 20mg lisinopril for high bp. Bp dropped to 88/43. Reduced dose to 10mg. Changed diet and 10mg discontinued. Bp 115/65. Now a spike sometimes.?

Normal: It is normal to have fluctuations in blood pressure throughout the day. This is part of living. As long as your BP is normal most of the time, you are doing well. Good job on getting off the medication. Continue healthy lifestyle so you can remain off of it. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I help a patient that has had a blood pressure of 200/150 and was prescribed lisinopril? Besides diet n exercise? A 55 yr old male weighing 250 also

How can I help a patient that has had a blood pressure of 200/150 and was prescribed lisinopril? Besides diet n exercise? A 55 yr old male weighing 250 also

Diet: Diet and exercise are a very large part of any high blood pressure management. Particularly a diet low in sodium (less than 2000mg) per day. Outside of that, helping this person make and keep regularly scheduled doctors appointments, obtaining a home blood pressure cuff and helping them learn how to use it (make sure to sit down and rest at least 5 minutes before taking the blood pressure), and keeping records of the blood pressures to bring into the appointment will help in the management. ...Read more

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Is ACE weight loss supplement safe for those w/htn (taking lisinopril/hctz)? Please no remarks on diet/effectiveness, just want to know if it's safe.

Is ACE weight loss supplement safe for those w/htn (taking lisinopril/hctz)? Please no remarks on diet/effectiveness, just want to know if it's safe.

Maybe: It really depends on how sensitive you are to the diet supplement ingredients. You should be monitoring your blood pressure, and stop the supplement if it pushes you over 140/90, or keeps your heart rate elevated (over 100 at rest). ...Read more

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55 year old male. Exercise, diet. May of 2011 had a tia, dizzy and weak on left side. Ck was over 7400, BP at 136/90. Placed on lisinopril, aspirin. Another TIA last week. Same bp, x-ray, MRI ok. Help?

55 year old male. Exercise, diet. May of 2011 had a tia, dizzy and weak on left side. Ck was over 7400, BP at 136/90. Placed on lisinopril, aspirin. Another TIA last week. Same bp, x-ray, MRI ok. Help?

Arrythmia: Heart rhythm abnormality such as atrial fibrillation can be a cause for recurrent tias with otherwise controlled risk factors. Ask your doctor if you qualify for heart monitor for detection of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Which is better if salt sensitive and nursing home won't give low salt diet? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lisinopril or both? Mild or erratic htn for 5yr. Ischemic cva. 92

Which is better if salt sensitive and nursing home won't give low salt diet? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lisinopril or both? Mild or erratic htn for 5yr. Ischemic cva. 92

Easy tips: Avoid salty snacks, canned foods, processed meats and cold cuts such as bacon, and sausage. Also avoid fast food. Do not sprinkle salt over your food. In my opinion, this is adequate for keeping your sodium intake at a safe level. ...Read more

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Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Cautiously: L-arginine lowers BP and is additive with Lisinopril be careful using them together to avoid an excessive lowering of your bp. ...Read more

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What is lisinopril used to treat?

What is lisinopril used to treat?

High blood pressure: Lisinopril is a medication that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure (HBP) in adults and children, in whom it’s FDA-approved over 6 years of age (although it may sometimes be prescribed “off-label” to children who are younger). It is also prescribed to people who have heart failure or who have had a heart attack, even if they do not have HBP, to prevent future events. ...Read more

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What are other names for lisinopril?

Generic: Lisinopril is the generic name for this ACE inhibitor. The brand names are Zestril (lisinopril) and Prinvil. ...Read more

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What is Prinivil (lisinopril) used for?

What is Prinivil (lisinopril) used for?

Prinivil (lisinopril): Prinivil (lisinopril) is an ACE inhibitor for treatment of high blood pressure & heart failure. ...Read more

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My BP is 154/98 and I take lisinopril, should I be alarmed?

My BP is 154/98 and I take lisinopril, should I be alarmed?

Isolated reading or: Average? If in doubt call your physician. Not dangerous but if average reading....Inadequately controlled on current dose. ...Read more

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Taking 80mg lisinopril and 2.5 amliopine still BP 175/95. Suggestions?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure management often requires titration of multiple medications. Discuss with your doctor and follow the recommendations you receive. The amlodipine is still low dose and addition of another medication working in a different manner may also be considered. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a statin drug?

Is lisinopril a statin drug?

ACE inhibitor: No Lisinopril is belonging to a class of medications called ace inhibitors. These medications are commonly prescribed for elevated blood pressure but are also commonly prescribed in patients with diabetes or after a cardiac event. Never stop or change a medication without first consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril same as ramipril?

Brothers: Both are in the same class of drugs called angiotensin converging enzyme inhibitors. They are both once a day drugs.
If a pharmacist suggests a substitution between the two, this should be fine. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a calcium blocker?

Is lisinopril a calcium blocker?

No: Lisinopril is ithe class of drugs called ace inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme). ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin with lisinopril?

Absolutely: I do and it has no interaction. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What side effects do lisinopril have?

Many: Lightheadedness, dizziness, tongue swelling are a few. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

No: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace
inhibitor ". ...Read more

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Does lisinopril have histamines in it?

Does lisinopril have histamines in it?

No but: It doesn't have histamine but it can cause a histamine like reaction with angioedema, cough, and upper respiratory tract irritation. It does this through a different (not histamine related) mechanism. ...Read more

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Can you take HGH if you use lisinopril?

Can you take HGH if you use lisinopril?

No contraindication: But few are prescribed hgh...Why are you on this? ...Read more

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Dangerous to miss a dose of lisinopril?

Dangerous to miss a dose of lisinopril?

Missed dose: It is not serious if you miss one dose of Lisinopril (l). L works by lowering BP by correcting enodthelial dysfunction (e). Correcting e takes about 2 weeks to be effective and causes the artery to be more compliant (c). Increasing c causes a lowering of bp. The c lasts for up to 2 weeks if l is stopped so it is not harmful is you miss one dose of it. Please take it consistently in the future. ...Read more

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Do you have to taper off of lisinopril?

Lisinopril: Generally don't need to taper off Lisinopril tho should discuss with your dr. Who knows your situation. ...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


Dr. Atique Mirza
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Zestril (Definition)

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