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Lisinopril Potassium Side Effects
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is an effective high BP medicine. It's greatest effective is using the 40 mg dose/day. It also reduces protein in the urine and does so the most when the 40 mg dose is used. It's side effectives are mostly a cough, which is non-productive at night. It may also cause angioneurotic edema. The frequency of the side effects are not related to the strength of the dose. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Drug interactions: There is no incidence of increased side affects (sa) taking Lisinopril (l) and metoprolol (m) together, l can cause a cough, which is non-productive, and can cause, in rare cases, swelling of the lips. M can cause a slow pulse rate and can cause some erectile dysfunction. Using both of these agents to treat hypertension does not increase the frequency of the sa's of either drug. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Overall safe: Most common is a nuisance cough. Most serious is swelling of lips and throat which can cause breathing difficulties. Rash can occur. There may be a worsening of kidney function rarely if you have blockage in blood vessels to both kidneys. Sometimes it can also cause high potassium. Overall it is a safe, inexpensive and very useful medicine! ...Read more
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User dependent: Both Benicar (olmesartan) and Lisinopril are used to treat high blood pressure. Both block the effects of angiotension--a hormone that causes constriction of blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Lisinopril has been available for several years and is available as a generic (cheaper) but can cause an annoying cough. Benicar (olmesartan) is a newer drug and is more expensive. Both can cause high potassium levels. ...Read more
ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar (olmesartan) an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. A by-product of the acei however is a buildup in a chemical called bradykinin, which can produce throt irritation and a dry cough in 5-10% patients. A cough like this is much less likely with an arb agent like benicar (olmesartan). ...Read more
Few.: Ace inhibitors and arbs are sexually safe for the vast majority of users. The antihypertensives with the greatest sexual side effects are thiazide diuretics and beta blockers. Clonidine (catapres) rates high as well. The drugs from the calcium blocker family are also generally sex side-effects free. ...Read more
Lisinopril seems to be prescribed for once daily. Could the recommended dose be divided and taken at separate times, due to unwanted side effects?
Yes: Although Lisinopril is once a day medication but I can be taken in divided doses. ...Read more
Lisinopril: What sexual side effects are you talking about? Lisinopril is a medication taking daily. After 48 hours being off the drug, it has been metabolized by your body and it should be out of your system. Any side effects caused by the drug should be gone by that time. Please call the physician who prescribed the drug for you for more information. ...Read more
Hbp: can a 20mg uncoated/unscored lisinopril extended release tab be evenly divided for am & pm to decrease side effects?
Side effects: What side effects (s) are your talking about that Lisinopril (l) is causing? If it a cough (c). You should discuss your s with your physician (p). If it's a c, stop the l for two days. If the cough goes away, tell you p to put you on a different BP medication. If the c remains, it is not due to l and could be due to esophageal reflux, among others. Discuss your problem with you p for more advice. ...Read more
Am taking 5mg lisinopril once a day but am having side effects. Are there other medicines I can take? Why is the dose so weak, only 5mg?
I forgot to pick up Lisinopril today & as a result have missed two consecutive doses. I will have it in the morning. Any side effects to worry about?
Depends: It depends on how uncontrolled your blood pressure is without taking Lisinopril. You can get headaches and blurred vision due to elevated blood pressure. However, most likely you will be fine. Just restart your Lisonopril asap, and remember to pick up refill before you run out in the future. Take Care! ...Read more
With the side effects heavily inherent with lisinopril should I take it at night (md never gave me info; started today in am) or in the morning?
Day or night: Most side effects of Lisinopril are not related to time of day. You can take it day or night, but try to be consistent. ...Read more
Have been prescribed lisinopril 2.5mg, are the side effects outrageous? For maintenance of LBBB and low ef 45-50. I'm on no meds, worry side effects.
Side effects: The side effects of lisiniopril 2.5mg are generally very minimal. ...Read more
Resubmit: can a 20 mg. Non-coated/scored lisinopril tablet (rx 1x daily)be divided in 1/2 for am & pm to decrease side effects (seems to work for me)?
Yes: If you are having side effects however you should talk to your doctor to make sure that you are not taking too much and having low blood pressures. You can also check your blood pressure at home and show the numbers to your dr. Dividing Lisinopril into two doses is not an issue and may actually give you more even blood pressure control. ...Read more
I am experiencing dizziness/lightheadedness directly from lisinopril. What could be possible causes of this besides side effects?
Dizziness and drugs: You should speak to the physician (p) who ordered the Lisinopril about your problem. At the very least, your blood pressure should be checked to make sure it is not too low. If it isn't, you may need some blood work to check your electrolytes and blood count. If you are anemic, that could be the cause of your dizziness. See your p and get a check up to find the answer to your question. ...Read more
Hello what are the side effects on taking lisinopril 40mg and metoprolol 25mg? I am supposed to start tomorrow but it seems a high dose.
All melds could potentially have side effects, concentrate in the good benefits of lowering the BP, and not on side effects. I would take the lisinopril in am and the metoprolol at night, so to prevent bottoming down on BP. If asthmatic, may cause wheezing, feeling tire and slow, a skin rash, but for the most part, these are well tolerated. Good Luck, chart your BP twice daily, while on these, Best
Antihypertensive: There are multiple classes of effective agents, unfortunately all medicines have side effects. If you work diligently with your care provider you should be able to arrive at a tolerable and effective regimen. ...Read more
I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?
Am taking lisinopril and having the two most common side effects light-headedness and cough. Is this normal should stop medication? Call my doctor
Yes: There are plenty of alternatives so talk with your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more
Been on 5 mgs of lisinopril for 5 days. Up until yesterday no side effects but late last night and this morning right side of chest feels tight. Er?
Call MD: In morning. Sounds muscular. Not a side effect of the meds. Have it evaluated by your doc, who will help you out! ...Read more
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