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I have sitting bp190/100 hr 60, upright BP 80/60 hr90, occas dizzy standing. Prescription now lisinopril 5mg in am &captopril 25 in pm. Diangosis dysautonomia. Suggest?

I have sitting bp190/100 hr 60, upright BP 80/60 hr90, occas dizzy standing. Prescription now lisinopril 5mg in am &captopril 25 in pm. Diangosis dysautonomia. Suggest?

See Cardiologist: Usually dysautonomic folks are more complicated than primary docs have time for--some need high salt, some need meds to keep low BP times from being too low, but still be on hi-bp meds for others, some need tilt-testing or other heart testing, etc. Dizzy says something needs re-evaluated.

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Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Cautiously: L-arginine lowers BP and is additive with Lisinopril be careful using them together to avoid an excessive lowering of your bp.

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How do I withdraw from lisinopril?

Check with your doc: You can just stop it - there's no rebound. Why are you stopping it? If you have high blood pressure, you may need a substitute. If you have congestive heart failure, it may get worse. If you're on a diuretic, you may develop low potassium. This should be done with your doctor's supervision. That's why it's a prescription medicine.

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Safe to exercise while on lisinopril?

Safe to exercise while on lisinopril?

Other problems?: Lisinopril itself is safe to use with exercise; however, the next question is why the Lisinopril was started. Exercise must be limited in a specific way for certain rhythm and heart disorders, so you should obtain clearance from your doctor or cardiologist before beginning an exercise plan.

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Could I replace ava pro with lisinopril?

Could I replace ava pro with lisinopril?

Avapro-lisinopril: The answer to your question is "yes". Avapro (irbesartan) is a type of angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) drugs and Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. Both reduce not only BP but protein in the urine as well. Unless you have a cough from the a, there is no compelling reason to go from an arb to an a. Speak to your physician for more information in your case.

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Take lisinopril at bedtime, is that okay?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril can be taken at bedtime, should check with your doctor if this is appropriate for you.

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Is it possible that acv interfere with lisinopril?

ACV: What is acv. Do you mean apple cider vinegar. If so, it is ok to take while you are on lisinopril. No significant interaction.

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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).

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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 ".

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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.

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Are metroprolol and captopril the same thing?

Are metroprolol and captopril the same thing?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker and Captopril is an ace inhibitor. Both are used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure, but they work in very different ways.

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What are side effects of an overdosage of lisinopril?

What are side effects of an overdosage of lisinopril?

Lisiniopril: Overdsage f lisiniopril cokd result in low bp, light headedness, and symptoms of orthostasis/syncope.

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What would the side effects be from taking lisinopril and metoproplol be?

Fatigue: Anytime you treat blood pressure you can have fatigue and sexual side effects which are usually transiet. Lisinopril can cause a dry cough in about 25% of people. Metoprolol can cause low heart rate and at times cough and nightmare.

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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.

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