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On lisonpril -hctz 8 days ago. Have had- diarrhea daily. Chemistry test shows chloride 97 ref range is 98-107. Carbon dioxide 31 ref rang 22-30?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Dehydrated

Obviously the Lisinopril does not agree with you, see your doctor about changing it.
You are already taking a diuretic, hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) and with your diarrhea you are losing even more fluid. This leads to "contraction alkalosis", which is why your co2 is becoming elevated.

In brief: Dehydrated

Obviously the Lisinopril does not agree with you, see your doctor about changing it.
You are already taking a diuretic, hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) and with your diarrhea you are losing even more fluid. This leads to "contraction alkalosis", which is why your co2 is becoming elevated.
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