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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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