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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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I ran out of lisinopril 40mg. Can I take 2 lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5mg?

These are different: Medications as one is a combination pill. Taking someone else's medication is generally not a good idea, and taking your own from some time ago without your doctor's approval may bring more harm than good. There may be a reason why your doctor does not want you to take the combination pill, as HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic and does different things to your body besides control your pressure. Ask your dr. ...Read more

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Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Blood pressure: 13 pills of lisinopril/hctz combination can certainly cause problems and would qualify as an overdose. Should get to the hospital for observations and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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If person took 4 pills all together instead of prescribed 1 pill twice a day of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) what could happen, od?

If person took 4 pills all together instead of prescribed 1 pill twice a day of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) what could happen, od?

Blood Pressure: I don't know the strength of the 4 tablets you took. However, periodically monitor your blood pressure for the next 24-36 hours and if it drops too low or you begin to feel faint or dizzy, seek emergency medical care. Also, keep yourself very well hydrated. ...Read more

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What is it like to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) during pregnacy?

?: It's like very dangerous to your developing baby. Stop it IMMEDIATELY and hope it's not too late. ...Read more

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I take 2 lisinopril-hctz 10-12.5 mg daily since abt a week ago. My BP ranges btwn 131-160 (systolic) & 87-103 (diastolic). Is this good?

I take 2 lisinopril-hctz 10-12.5 mg daily since abt a week ago. My BP ranges btwn 131-160 (systolic) & 87-103 (diastolic). Is this good?

BP controlled?: Your BP is not controlled when your BP is > 140 systolic and new governmental guide lines say that 150 systolic is not adverse. You BP reading of 160, needs to be be brought down, either by reducing any risk factors you may have for high bp. These include, obesity, excessive salt intake, lack of exercise, and smoking. Ask your physician for help in getting your BP under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ingest crushed lisinopril-hctz?

Is it safe to ingest crushed lisinopril-hctz?

?: Every medication is different depending on the preparation (pill vs capsule). Some may be crushed while others cannot....Please read informational handout for your preparation. ...Read more

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Are there any reactions between the medications aggrenox and lisinopril-hctz?

Are there any reactions between the medications aggrenox and lisinopril-hctz?

Possibly: While this is a common combination of medications, the Aspirin in Aggrenox can worsen renal function or even raise blood pressure. Follow up with your doctor on a regular basis for blood pressure checks and assessment of renal function. ...Read more

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I take Lisinopril-HCTZ 20 mg and Metoperlol 25mg daily for hbp. This morning my BP was 102/67, is this to low?

Depends: A blood pressure of 102/67 may be fine for some people, too low for others. The difference largely depends on the presence or absence of symptoms such as dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, rapid pulse rate. Best to discuss with your doctor in the context of your health history. ...Read more

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I took one time25mg of metropolol yesterday and dr wants me on lisinopril -hctz 20.12.5 is this safe to take after the dose of metropolol yesterday?

Dosing of BP meds: If you were my patient, I would use maximum doses of one BP medication and then go to another if the patient's BP was not controlled. You are less than maximum doses of both metropolol and lisiniopril-hctz (lh) 20/12.5. Ask your physician if, your BP is not controlled, you can go to lh 40/25 to see if your BP can be controlled on that dose and stop the metropolol. Your 25 mg dose is quite low. ...Read more

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Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril: Def has cough as a side effect. Talk to your doctor before changing or stopping. But the only way to know if it's the med. Is by stopping ...Read more

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Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Medications: Are UNLIKELY to be HARMFUL after their expiration dates which are usually estimated very conservatively...HOWEVER much more commonly are NOT AS EFFECTIVE!
Short answer is
DO NOT USE THEM!
Hope this helps!
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What amount potassium can I have while on lisinopril/hctz?

What amount potassium can I have while on lisinopril/hctz?

Potassium and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide): Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide (L) decreases levels of serum magnesium (M) by increasing the elimination of the drug through the kidney. This will lead to low levels of potassium (K), which will not be corrected until M is repleted. HCTZ is not as potent as a loop diuretic, furosemide, for wasting K. Speak to your physician (P) to see what your P says, as your P can answer you best of all. ...Read more

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Can lisinopril-hctz and amlodipine besylate be taken together?

Yes: And they're prescribed together all the time. That is a particularly good combination since they act by different mechanisms and the first one counteracts the side effects of the second. ...Read more

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Is it just as fine to take lisinopril/hctz versus taking lisinopril and amlodipine in a patient with a TIA with no recurrence in 9 months.

Choice of drugs: The answer to your question depends on how well controlled your blood pressure is on the lisinopril/hctz as opposed to it on amolodipine. The lower your blood pressure, without symptoms of hypotension, the less risk you have for strokes, heart attacks and renal failure in the future. Ask the physician (p) who wrote your prescriptions for advice, as your p knows your history better. Good luck. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been elevated in the morning for the past two weeks ranging from 162/112-- 141/101... I take lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5 and meteprolol 25 both once daily what do u recommend?

My blood pressure has been elevated in the morning for the past two weeks ranging from 162/112-- 141/101... I take lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5 and meteprolol 25 both once daily what do u recommend?

Hypertension: Your BP is not under control. The meds you are on are good ones, but the BP is too high. Any recent increase in salt or caffeine? Any symptoms of headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath you need to see your doctor. The doses of both meds can be doubled, but other choices are available, best decided upon by your doctor who is following your response to these meds. ...Read more

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Blood pressure was 167/104 today. I have never seen it this high. Is metropolol 25 mg or lisinopril-hctz 20-12.5 better?

Blood pressure was 167/104 today. I have never seen it this high. Is metropolol 25 mg or lisinopril-hctz 20-12.5 better?

Tailored therapy: The best answer is to tailor your therapy for your specific type of hypertension. However, most clinicians and most recommendations recommend the use of the lisinopril-hctz over metoprolol. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?

Either will be: Appropriate for your use. One will be cheaper than the other. The important issue is which will be more effective for your treatment and tolerated by you. Trial one and see if it works well then consider alternatives if it is not effective or poorly tolerated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Absolutely not: Lisinopril is a class of medications called an ace inhibitor. These medications should not be used during pregnancy as they can cause the baby's kidney to be damaged or worse to not develop at all. Managing high blood pressure in pregnancy is very important but it is crucial that you discuss other medication options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz?

Finding out I have liver issues im tapering off 18 years of beer, is it safe for me to start taking lisinopril/hctz?

Yes: It's safe. Both components are excreted by the kidney and do not require any liver metabolism. Neither are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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Been on lisinopril-HCTZ 20-12.5 for ten years, dermatologist says I produce too much aldactone hormone, should I switch to spironolactone 100mg?

Been on lisinopril-HCTZ 20-12.5 for ten years, dermatologist says I produce too much aldactone hormone, should I switch to spironolactone 100mg?

Good idea.: If you have elevated aldosterone then it's important to figure out why, may just be the way your body is wired but there are other causes as well. If so then you can take aldactone to manage this issue if it is causing actual symptoms. The dosing will depend but 100mg is a safe dose to start with, often 200mg is needed to causes hormone blocking effects. ...Read more

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Can I take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when I stop taking the diuretic.?

Can I take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when I stop taking the diuretic.?

Substitution?: You need to speak to your physician (P) about your feeling bloated when you stop taking diuretics. Your P knows you best and is the one you should ask to answer your question. You should ask about taking lisinopril 40 mg with 25 mg of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) once/daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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