Is 12.5 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and 10mg lisinopril capable of giving you low potassium?

Thiazide diuretics.. Such as hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the amount of potassium that your kidneys put out, thereby lowering your blood levels. Ask your provider to consider switching you to a potassium-sparing diuretic rather than just adding potassium supplements.
Low potassium levels. If you are on hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) you will lose both potassium (k) and magnesium (m). You're on Lisinopril which will mitigate you k loss somewhat. If you have a m deficiency, you will not be able to raise your k until you raise you m. If you do have a blood k, ask your doc to order a m level as well. If you have no chronic kidney disease, you can eat k rich foods such as tomatoes or citrus fruits to raise k.
Technically, yes. In actual practice, though, that dose of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is so low that it will only lower your potassium a negligible amount. You can probably replace the minimal loss of potassium from 12.5mg hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) with just normal diet. With higher doses of that one or other diuretics, then you may need to follow blood levels and supplement with oral potassium replacement pills. Bananas will never be enough.

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Would low potassium cause more than just a cramp/charlie horse in one leg? On nexoum for 8 days and on lisinopril 10mg n hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5. Should I worry?

get potassium measur. Low potassium doesn't cause muscle cramps - it can cause tetany and, in extremely low levels, it can cause muscle weakness (called "periodic paralysis"). I suggest you have your potassium measured and then supplement it if it's low. Low potassium is a common cause of cardiac arrhythmias. Read more...

What amount potassium can I have while on lisinopril/hctz?

Kidney function? If you have normal kidney function, you can have any potassium containing food in any amount you want. Don't take a supplement unless advised by your doctor, based on lab measurements. Read more...
Potassium and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide (L) decreases levels of serum magnesium (M) by increasing the elimination of the drug through the kidney. This will lead to low levels of potassium (K), which will not be corrected until M is repleted. HCTZ is not as potent as a loop diuretic, furosemide, for wasting K. Speak to your physician (P) to see what your P says, as your P can answer you best of all. Read more...