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Lisinopril And Eating Bananas
I just started on 10 mg of Lisinopril is it ok to eat one or 2 bananas or should I avoid no kidney problems at all just hbp?
Should be ok: It is unlikely that lisinopril will cause significant issues with potassium in the absence of kidney disease. In fact many people with reduced kidney function are treated with lisinopril or medicines like it. Your doctor should be checking routine blood work to monitor electrolytes and renal function and can make adjustments to your dose and possibly diet if needed. ...Read more
Had lisinopril 5mg 10yrs. Stressed. My bros illness and his wife needing ect. Gp inc to 10mg month ago, but BP not changed. Now 12.5mg. Bananas?
Be patient: Keep following up with your dr. As the ace-inh Lisinopril can be titrated up to much higher doses, and at times, high BP may need 2 or even 3 medications before if gets controlled. Best wishes. ...Read more
I feel bloated every evening, even when I only eat 1 banana and 1 apple all day I am on 2 meds. Lisinopril 20 mg, simvastatin. 10 mg. Why?
Why should potassium be avoided when taking meds for high bp? Is it safe to eat 1 banana a day when taking 25mg atenolol and 20mg of lisinopril a day
I take lisinopril for BP. My weight has dropped due to eating & active. Now 155 from 240lbs. Got checked at 180lbs still high. Should I see dr now?
Blood pressure: Congratulations on the significant weight loss! That will certainly pay dividends for you in the long term. A drop in weight can have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure. I would definitely get another formal BP reading and see if you can eliminate your lisinopril. Good luck! ...Read more
Dizziness & nausea even after eating normal BP & pulse cause? Hist: htn pcos lisinopril hctz provera (medroxyprogesterone) 17yrs old 205-6 lbs
Too many drugs: You are taking too many drugs for your age. There are many potential causes for your problems. I would recommend that you consult your doctor about this. In the meanwhile, losing some weight will likely improve your health and rid you of many of the medications you are taking. Get on an exercise program (3-4 hrs a week) and adapt a healthy diet (less carb and fat but more veggie). ...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
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
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
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
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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