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Natural Alternative To Lisinopril
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 a 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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, dont 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I take 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Wondering how dangerous it is if I forget to take it every once and a while?
Not detrimental: It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to stay on a medical regimen every day of your life! it is important that med be taken as prescribed, but we all forget here and there. For lisinopril, it is not detrimental if you missed a dose especially if you have been taking it regularly (you have a good, steady level of it in your body already) and that your pressure is under good control. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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