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Dr. Atique Mirza
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Prinivil (Definition)

Prinivil is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...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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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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What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. NiaSpan (niacin) is prescription Niacin ...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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What are the pros and cons of taking niacin?

Pros:: May lower your triglycerides and/or raise your HDL.

Cons: side effects including flossing/heat sensation. Limited to no data on improving outcomes. (may make your labs look better on paper, but not reduce your risk on MI or stroke) ...Read more

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What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

Hard to say: Many people get flushing, which is a minor side effect. Some people get an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) but the value of this change with Niacin has recently been challenged by the aim-high study. ...Read more

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Niacin and cholesterol?

Niacin and cholesterol?

Stick with Rx. Forms: Niacin, a b vitamin, in high doses (1-2) grams a day has a positive impact on the lipid profile. Early studies done with Niacin in men with heart disease showed no mortality benefit but secondary outcomes reduced recurrent mi. It has been shown to reduce plaque buildup when combined with bile acid binding resins. Recent studies in well treated patients have been neutral, with side effect concerns. ...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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Is niacin an antioxidant?

Is niacin an antioxidant?

Yes: Niacin is used as an antioxidant and in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies. While Niacin is well known for preventing pellagra, it is only in the past 15 to 20 years that other medicinal uses for this common vitamin have emerged.
 it is also used to treat low hdl- good cholesterol. ...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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What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides - but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or more to see much effect. The downside is that it can cause flushing and raise both sugar (not good if you are diabetic) and uric acid (not good if you are prone to gout.). ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a blood thinner?

Is lisinopril a blood thinner?

No: No it is not. It is a blood pressure medicine. ...Read more

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Lisinopril same as fosinopril?

Lisinopril same as fosinopril?

Opril: Lisinopril and fosinopril are relatives they are not the chemical compound. ...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

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Does niacin help treat depression?

Does niacin help treat depression?

NO: Nicotinic acid or Niacin is not intended to treat depression and has not been approved in this condition.
Niacin is used for treatment of "dyslipidemis or imbalance of cholesterol - it increased "good" HDL cholesterol. It should not be taken without medical consult due to possible liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Niacin and blood sugar or diabetes?

Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin. (a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary.
See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Just minimally: Lisinopril and related drugs (ace/arbs) minimally lower heart rate (just 2-3 points on average), more only if the potassium goes up excessively. Other BP meds that lower heart rate more include beta-blockers, clonidine, and sometimes Diltiazem verapamil. Rates of 60 and above usually are ok, . ...Read more

Dr. Atique Mirza
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Dr. James Chapman
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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more