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Is lisinopril 5mg a good choice for person with only one kidney which is working 60%? His bp ranges between 130/100.not diabetic

Is lisinopril 5mg a good choice for person with only one kidney which is working 60%? His bp ranges between 130/100.not diabetic

Yes: 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

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Is lisinopril 5mg a good choice for person with only one kidney which is working 60%? His bp ranges between 130/100.not diabetic.

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).

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Does triameterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) start working immediately or does it take a few days to start working.? Taking it with 40 mg lisinopril.

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.

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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?

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.

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What is lisinopril?

Lisinopril: The drug is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. It is used for hypertension and also congestive heart failure

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Is lisinopril a ccb?

Is lisinopril a ccb?

Lisinopril: Ace (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor. I assume you mean calcium channel blocker by term ccb, but if not, apologies. You can search for 'mechanism of action' with almost any drug.

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How fast does lisinopril work?

How fast does lisinopril work?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or more to see changes.

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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.

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Should I take lisinopril at night?

Lisinopril: You can take the drug either morning or evening, for most folks won't make much difference.

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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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What are other names for lisinopril?

Generic: Lisinopril is the generic name for this ACE inhibitor. The brand names are Zestril (lisinopril) and Prinvil.

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How do you get off lisinopril safely?

Depends: Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor most commonly used to treat blood pressure. Lisinopril can be safely stopped suddenly with no issues with withdrawal. You may, however need something to replace it with. Check with your doctor.

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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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Can I take lisinopril every other day?

Can I take lisinopril every other day?

Lisinopril: Typically taken daily, discuss with your dr. Before trying any other schedule.

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