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Lisinopril And Antacids
I feel bloated, full and have no appetite today. Is it okay to take Tums (calcium carbonate) when I also take Metoprolol and Lisinipril for high blood pressure?
TUMS (calcium carbonate): Hi. I'm confused. You state that you're pregnant. ACE inhibitors shouldn't be used in pregnancy; metoprolol may be OK but is not preferred. TUMS (calcium carbonate) is OK in non-pregnancy taken with lisinopril and metoprolol. However, TUMS (calcium carbonate) is for treating stomach acid or providing calcium. Bloating, satiety, and no appetite don't sound all that suspicious for an acid problem. Please talk with your OB about meds. ...Read more
I take lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazid and just started having chest pain and s.O.B. What is that?
Chest pain: Call 911. Go to the er now. ...Read more
Taking lisinopril 20mg and amlodipine 5mg daily. BP has been in the high 130's/90's for a month. Any recommendations?
TAlk to your Doctor.:
Good keep the BP log. It does varies from morning to evening and day to day also with activities. Normal BP should range from 110/70 to 140/80.
Limit salt, Be as close to Ideal weight as possible and stay physically active to keep BP under control.
So bring the BP log to your Doctor, he/she will give you correct advise, as he/she knows your full medical history. ...Read more
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
BP reduction: A decrease in bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Isolated reading or: Average? If in doubt call your physician. Not dangerous but if average reading....Inadequately controlled on current dose. ...Read more
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
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
I am on half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg for bp, bt need to take a nother same dose of another BP med. Coz I stl hav bad s.Effects. What can I take?
Safe effective: Because BP pills are taken for a long time, it is important tofind a compatible blens. Your doctor is a part of your healthcare team and knows all the different options. Please work with him to get the safest effective treatment. ...Read more
I am taking half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg, I need steps on how to taper it off, my BP is 125/80, I am making life style changes too, but s.Efficts r so bad?
Call your Dr.: Zestril (lisinopril) 5 mg is a low dose, so tapering should be quite easy. However, it would be important to notify ones doctor if side-effects are experienced. In addition, ones BP should be monitored during the withdrawal from zestril (lisinopril). ...Read more
No: Use of Lisinopril is contraindicated during pregnancy. Animal and human data have revealed evidence of embryolethality and teratogenicity associated with angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors. When pregnancy is detected, ace inhibitors should be discontinued as soon as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Angioedema of face, extremities, lips, tongue, glottis and/or larynx is seen in patients treated with ace inhibitors, including lisinopril. Lisinopril should be promptly discontinued and appropriate therapy given. Even when swelling of the tongue without respiratory distress occurs prolonged observation may be needed since treatment with antihistamines and corticosteroids may not resolve this. ...Read more
Aspirin can be taken with ace inhibitor such as lisinopril.
There was some observational data indicating decreased efficacy of ace inhibitor if used with aspirin, but this has not been found to be clinically significant. If both medications are indicated, they can certainly be used together. ...Read more
OK if normal kidneys: Lisinopril is anti-htn medicine called an ace inhibitor. This class of drugs protect the kidney but can cause renal failure and increased potassium. Most kidney disease pts take an ace inhibitor b/c it protects their kidneys. It is not recommended that kidney disease pts. On an ace take sulindac cause the combination could worsen their renal problems and further increase their potassium level. ...Read more