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Would like to get off my BP medication. Will my BP normalize when I quit smoking? And can I ween myself off lisinopril?

Would like to get off my BP medication. Will my BP normalize when I quit smoking? And can I ween myself off lisinopril?

Doc supervision: BP will improve by quitting smoking, weight loss, as well as reductions in alcohol and salt intake. Whether that will be enough to normalize the readings is unknown, but a doctor should help supervise. Some adjustments after doctor consultation can happen on your own, with your keeping of a personal BP log. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What are other names for lisinopril?

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

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on too many lisinopril?

Can you overdose on too many lisinopril?

Yes: You can take too much of any medication and it can cause problems. With Lisinopril you can get kidney failure, hypotension (low blood pressure), high potassium. You should never take more than the dose prescribed by your physician. ...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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Can lisinopril be taken every other day?

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

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How long does it take lisinopril to work?

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

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