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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can Lisinopril cause increased heart rate?

I have been on benazepril for years 40 mg dr changed me to lisinopril 20 mg and my heart rate went up to some where between 100 to 130. Is it because of the lowering on the mg or the side effect of the medicine. I didn t have a problem with the benazepril.
Tue, 7 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Lisinopril is a very safe drug it won’t cause elevated heart rate.
It might be due to some other causes.
Do check your thyroid status as hypertension can cause high heart rate.
Anxiety and physical exercises can also causes elevated heart rate.
If the heart rate persistently high, better to consult a physician and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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