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Diagnosed with high BP. Can I take arjuna supplement with lisinopril?

Hello Sir, I m 40 years old. I was told that have high blood pressure and should be on medicine, i currently take Lisinopril 10mg, as suggested by my physician. After reading about Arjuna, Can i take arjuna supplement while on Lisinopril BP medicine? if yes, what is dosage per day and any known side effects? Thank you in advance. Srinivas
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
Some of the things which help in BP control are salt restriction, weight loss, avoiding alcohol and relaxation techniques.
Also follow up with the physician regularly as you are quite young and need strict BP control.
Use of over the counter medications whose short and long term risks and benefits are unclear like the pill you have mentioned without any supervision is not recommended at all.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are newly detected hypertensive and taking Lisinopril which is good drug to control B.P..
In Majority cases cause of high Blood Pressure is not known and is called Essential Hypertension.
Please follow few life style changes which help to reduce blood pressure like reducing common salt intake to
You can also take up regular walking exercise 3 to 4 km/day and practice yoga and meditation to avoid stress.
Please also check for diabetes,Cholesterol and Thyroid function.
ARJUNA is herbal drug we do not have any scientific evidence regarding it's effectiveness so it is up to you if you want to use at your own risk.
Please take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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