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Doctor insights on: Fosinopril Vs Lisinopril

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Dr. James Lin
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Fosinopril (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. This medicine is an ...Read more


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Is it safe to switch from fosinopril 20mg to lisinopril 20mg?

Is it safe to switch from fosinopril  20mg to lisinopril 20mg?

Generally, yes: Lisinopril and fosinopril are generally swappable mg for mg, and as members of the same drug class, are generally equally well tolerated. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old, l, v a headache at the back of my head. I, v a pressure not less than 130/90 . I take lisinopril 5 mg +hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg?

I am 43 years old, l, v a headache at the back of my head. I, v a pressure not less than 130/90 . I take lisinopril 5 mg +hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg?

Adjust meds : Headache still may be symptom of hbp as diastolic number is borderline high. Low salt diet, exercise and weight loss are first step. Next is a visit to your md to see if meds need to be adjusted up. Do not treat hbp by yourself. ...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?

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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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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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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Is lisinopril good for high bloodpressure?

Is lisinopril good for high bloodpressure?

HBP and lisinopril: Lisinopril (l) is a drug of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It is an excellent drug to control BP as well as reducing protein in the urine, as do all drugs in that class. There are other drugs in that class that are on the market. Ask your doctor to see if ramipril (r) is a good substitute for l in your case. As you can see from the image, r is quite effective in reducing cv complications. ...Read more

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Lisinopril versus moexipril?

Lisinopril versus moexipril?

About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor are effective. ...Read more

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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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Benzapril and lisinopril both okay for kidneys?

Benzapril and lisinopril both okay for kidneys?

Yes: They are both ace inhibitors, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and used routinely to protect kidney function in diabetic patients. There is no reason to use them together, one or the other is fine. Baseline blood and urine tests should be obtained, especially looking for the potassium level since ace inhibitors can cause an elevation of potassium. ...Read more

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Will lisinopril cause lethargy?

Will lisinopril cause lethargy?

Not common: Seems like any medication can cause just about anything! But statistically it's not something I run into commonly in daily practice...and I use this med a lot! Some patients feel "saggy" or run down a few hours after taking it, but usually pull out of this sensation later in the day. If this is happening then try taking the lisinopril at bedtime and see if this corrects the issue. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Atique Mirza
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