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My HR is 61. I'm on 60mg Diltiazem HRx2 daily. I still have isolated systolic hypertension. Doc wants to add Lisinopril. Will this lower my HR too muc?

My HR is 61. I'm on 60mg Diltiazem HRx2 daily. I still have isolated systolic hypertension. Doc wants to add Lisinopril. Will this lower my HR too muc?

Hypertension: Lisinopril works by addressing the hormones from the kidney and therefore will not slow the heart. You should work on the underlying cause of high blood pressure which is usually foods rich in sugar and processed foods with salt avoid these.
Walk 15 minutes and drink plenty of water in between meals. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for hbp: exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) or diltiazem and lisinopril?

Which is the best treatment for hbp: exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) or diltiazem and lisinopril?

Everyone is diffrent: . The key is to get your patient to goal. If you can get the blood pressure to 130/80 or less with either program then it really doesn't matter. In my experience Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) performs better but you have to taylor the meds to the pt. ...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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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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Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Unknown: There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreliable, unlikely to be significant and will vary from dose to dose. ...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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Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Not likely: Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the walls of blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on heart rhythm. Erectile dysfunction is possible, although in some studies the drug had no effect or even improved erections. ...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

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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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Can rhodiola rosea be taken with lisinopril?

Can rhodiola rosea be taken with lisinopril?

Yes: Rhodiola has no known interactions with any pharmaceuticals. While research on interactions between herbs and drugs tends to be limited, I have no reason to believe there is any interaction. I have dozens of patients who take rhodiola and it appears safe and well-tolerated. ...Read more

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