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Is Lisinopril A Diuretic Or Beta Blocker
Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated? Also on B-agonists for asthma.
Yes, it is an option: Cardura (doxazosin) or another alpha blocker type drug is an option when the other classes of drugs mentioned are not well tolerated. Alpha blockers can cause dizziness so they are best taken at night to minimize this effect. The dose needs to be increased slowly. Make sure you are exercising and minimizing salt, alcohol and caffeine as well. ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
How does the combination of lisinopril (an acei) and hydrochlorthiazide (a diuretic) act to lower blood pressure?
Can I take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when I stop taking the diuretic.?
Substitution?: You need to speak to your physician (P) about your feeling bloated when you stop taking diuretics. Your P knows you best and is the one you should ask to answer your question. You should ask about taking lisinopril 40 mg with 25 mg of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) once/daily. Good luck. ...Read more
At the ER, I was prescribed Norvasc (amlodipine) (5mg) for high BP (193/113). My doc then prescribed Lisinopril (20mg) too. Why not try a safe thiazide diuretic?
Can lisinopril have the benefit of lowering a heart rate even though it may not be as effective as a beta blocker?
Unlikely: As you mentioned, beta blockers lower heart rate. Ace inhibitors such as Lisinopril do not possess that property. ...Read more
Why is it necessary that white patients should be started with an ACE inhibitor or beta blocker while blacks with calcium channel blocker/diuretics?
I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?
Beta blockers: Zestril (lisinopril) and Norvasc are not beta blockers. ...Read more
What does breathlessness on lying down indicate in a known cardiac patient taking beta blockers and diuretics?
Fluid overload: The term for this is orthopnea. It can be a sign of fluid overload. It can be confirmed by an examination by the doctor. ...Read more
Not the first choice: According to the newest JNC guidelines, beta blockers are not the first choice for treating hypertension. If you have conditions like portal hypertension, panic disorder, or chronic migraine headache along with hypertension, then the doctor may choose propanolol to treat two conditions with just one medicine. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.
On lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5mg for hypertension and spironolactone 50 mg foracnehow much potassium should I eat a day? And being on two diuretics safe?
Probably OK: Spironolactone can in rare cases cause high potassium, but in a young healthy person usually not an issue. To be safe, have your potassium levels checked (blood test) but you may generally eat whatever you want. The combination of diuretic is generally considered safe, but as I said, get your potassium level checked. ...Read more
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I took Indomethicin 2 pills 50 mg x2 per day for 24 days. I also took metformin, glipizide and lisonopril with hydro (diuretic pill). I felt very tired?
Off Lisinopril, can't afford script monthly. In pain, swollen from toes to knees. Duiretic I can use till Friday payday and can get script filled?
See doctor: If your legs are swollen to determine the cause. ...Read more
I use to take linstropril (sp?) htcz for my blood pressure and my new doc changed me over to Tenex (guanfacine) but that does that have a water pill
I was taking lisinipril with the water pill, but my potassium got too low and he took the water pill away. Now im retaining water feet swoll, now what?
Retaining edema: You need to speak to your doctor about your water retention. Diuretics waste not only potassium (k) in your urine, they also waste magnesium (m). The reason why your k was low could be due to your having a low m as well. You could go back on your diuretic and take supplement k. If your m was low, you may also need m supplements. Retention of fluid is a dangerous thing. Speak to your physician asap. ...Read more
Generally, does any diurectic mimic the most common and unwanted side effects like those of a beta blocker?
Not really: These two meds are unrelated and generally cause different side effects. ...Read more
I'm on Amlodipine/Ramipril 10mg each. Amlo gives me ED. Which subst. For Amlo? No B. Blockers because of heart rate (45-92) & no diuretics (side eff.)
Anti-hypertensive: Trial a dihydropyridine of the than amlodipine, or a calcium channel blocker from a different family such as diltiazem or verapamil, or beta blocker with ISA, a potassium sparing diuretics, centrally acting antihypertensives etc etc. Work with your prescribing physician to achieve a tolerable and sustainable therapeutic solution ...Read more
I am using beta blocker and calcium blocker with diuretics. Now my blood pressure is reduced to the range of 95/60.Please advise. Reducing now dosage?
Yes: Typically dosage reduction or medication cuts needed now. Which/how much shoud be supervised by your doctor. In the short run, avoiding the diuretic might reduce the risk of light headedness secondary to low BP or orthostasis on standing. Drink plenty of fluids. Beta blocker doses cut in half migh provide some additional cover as BP trends towards a new steady state. ...Read more