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I have been on Lisinopril for essential hypertention, I also

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Wed, 6 Mar 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I have been on Lisinopril
for essential hypertention,
I also have atrial fibrilation.
About a year ago the doctors took me off Lisnopril and put me on
Amiodarone. Doesn't
Amiodarone and Lisinopril
work well together. I think
I should be on Lisinopril
too.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It causes blood pressure to decrease

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Amiodarone is mainly used for arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms ) but it also affects blood pressure.

It can cause a lowering of blood pressure and because of this potential reduction of blood pressure, the other medication- lisinopril, was discontinued.

It is possible that the two may interact to cause your blood pressure to drop too low.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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