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What are the high blood pressure medication licinopril and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) the same?

They are different. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. Read more...

What do you advise if I'm on three blood pressure medicines lysinopril, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and I take ferrous sulfate?

Go see your doctor. Actually, first measure blood pressure at home. Then bring BP cuff in for calibration during appointment. Tell prescribing doctor if you've noticed any side effects. Also let him/her know if you can't afford medications (combination Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide is available for $4/mo). S/he'll want to check blood tests every now & then, perhaps cholesterol & glucose too. Exercise nutrition sleep. Read more...