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Dr. Atique Mirza
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I take lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor. Are there any good alternatives?

I take lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor. Are there any good alternatives?

Lisinopril choices: Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It not only reduces blood pressure, it also reduces proteinuria. The most common adverse effect of drugs of a class is a dry cough. Another class of drugs, call angiotensin receptor blockers (arb) can do the same two things and have a much lower reported incidence of cough. Ask your physician for more advice. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril 5mg once daily safe for a kidney pateint with createnine 1.2?what alternative can be used?

Is lisinopril 5mg once daily safe for a kidney pateint with createnine 1.2?what alternative can be used?

See below: 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

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The cough while using lisinopril has been going on for 2 mos. I had a mini stroke 2 mos ago and had slightly elevated bp. What is a good alternative?

The cough while using lisinopril has been going on for 2 mos. I had a mini stroke 2 mos ago and had slightly elevated bp. What is a good alternative?

HBP AND STROKE: Are you sure the cough is from Lisinopril (l)? Stop it for two days and if you still have the cough, it is not due to l. If you want another drug for your hbp and stroke prevention (cva), ask your md to put you on an angiotensin receptor blockier (arb). Drugs like valosartan. An arb in the life trail reduced the incidence of stroke by 20% compared to a beta blocker. See your md about an arb for you. ...Read more

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Could you explain why I should trust Lisinopril for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

Could you explain why I should trust Lisinopril for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

As good as any but: I think you can trust Lisinopril as much as any drug for high blood pressure, but you can only trust drugs to lower BP, never to cure you. There are dozens of other drugs but I advise trying exercise, meditation, weight loss, Magnesium Taurate, Hawthorne, a diet low in meat and starches but high in fruits and vegetables and a device called Zona- see https://www.zona.com
Ayurvedic herbs help too. ...Read more

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Was taking 20mg lisinopril when my BP was 145/95. Bp now 135/85 naturally. I have hypothyroid and hypoglycemia. Dad has diabetes. Do I need it still?

Was taking 20mg lisinopril when my BP was 145/95. Bp now 135/85 naturally. I have hypothyroid and hypoglycemia. Dad has diabetes. Do I need it still?

Better bp: If you can sustain your healthful ways, you may be able to remain off lisinopril, unless there was a special indication, like proteinuria. Achieve ideal wt, don't smoke, minimize salt, eliminate saturated fats, be modest with meats, eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, minimize caffeine, exercise daily, select foods rich in magnesium and potassium, avoid sugars, breads, pasta. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, take lisinopril 20mg daily. I've cut out red meat, what about pork, is it a good alternative?

Also red meat: Pork also belongs to a family of red meat. The best alternatives are fish (preferably salmon or sardines), chicken and/or turkey. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a statin drug?

Is lisinopril a statin drug?

ACE inhibitor : No Lisinopril is belonging to a class of medications called ace inhibitors. These medications are commonly prescribed for elevated blood pressure but are also commonly prescribed in patients with diabetes or after a cardiac event. Never stop or change a medication without first consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril same as ramipril?

Is lisinopril same as ramipril?

Brothers: Both are in the same class of drugs called angiotensin converging enzyme inhibitors. They are both once a day drugs.
If a pharmacist suggests a substitution between the two, this should be fine. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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