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Lisinopril Not Working
I was in the office on 5/11 and saw the older nurse practioner (I can't remember her name) she changed my blood pressure med (Lisinopril) and I wanted to let her know that the new form of Lisinopril is working good. No more swelling at my ankles & feet. I
OK, and your concern?:
So the new form of lisinopril is working for you.
that is great.
make sure you stay away from salt, and drink a plenty of water, and exercise, even by simple walking.
sorry I did not get the question yet. ...Read more
Is lisinopril 5mg a good choice for person with only one kidney which is working 60%? His bp ranges between 130/100.not diabetic
Based on all of the information you have provided, the answer remains yes; lisinopril is actually an excellent choice for hypertension in a patient with kidney disease. There are some conditions where you would not want to use the drug, but they are not common or likely:
-renal artery stenosis (determined by kidney ultrasound)
-acute kidney failure ...Read more
Is lisinopril 5mg a good choice for person with only one kidney which is working 60%? His bp ranges between 130/100.not diabetic.
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is a good choice to manage hypertension and help preserve kidney function, especially if there is protein in the urine. Need to monitor potassium and kidney function (creatinine). Avoid if potassium high or suspected renal artery stenosis (narrow artery to solitary kidney). ...Read more
Does triameterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) start working immediately or does it take a few days to start working.? Taking it with 40 mg lisinopril.
Hypertension: Triamterene/hctz should take effect within 24-48 hours to start bringing down your blood pressure. You should reach an optimal BP level in a week. Be sure to take the med as prescribed and followup as directed by your doctor. Weight control and limiting your sodium to 2000 mg daily are an important part of controlling hypertension. ...Read more
I'm on 10mg of lisinopril a day. Has worked for 3+ years. No other health issues. Working on quitting smoking. Now I have symptoms of Peyronies. Help?
Not sure: Not sure what your question is. Lisinopril is a great medication- you are taking a low dose and your BP is not related to the other issues you speak of. You should work on quitting smoking. Check. Peyronies is treatable. ...Read more
Am taking flecainide and lisinopril I have a cold/flu taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) md I check my b/p and is 178/93 p 63 is this normal or medicine not working?
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Lisinopril: Initial venodilation and weak arteriolar dilation begins with the first few doses. BP changes may take a week or so and changes beneficial to CHF begin to be see after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Prinivil (lisinopril): "PRINIVIL (lisinopril) is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this product and in patients with a history of angioedema related to previous treatment with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and in patients with hereditary or idiopathic angioedema. Do not coadminister aliskiren with PRINIVIL (lisinopril) in patients with diabetes." See: ...Read more
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