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Does Lisinopril affect the fetus during prgnancy?

I am 43 I am taking Lisinopril 5mg I was on 10mg..i went down to 5mg I think that I am pregnant. .will 5mg affect the fetus? I had a pregnancy test today it was negative.. but I have symptoms of pregnancy.. I am worried ..what can I do before I see my Doctor...in 2 wks.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
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Dear member,
Thanks for writing to healthcare magic.

Lisinopril is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Its use will effect the kidney of the fetus.

As your pregnancy test is negative you are not pregnant despite the symptoms.
But if you are planning to conceive in near future then please consult your doctor regarding changing from lisinopril to safer Drug.
Thanks
Dr Bhagyashree
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Does Lisinopril affect the fetus during prgnancy?

Dear member, Thanks for writing to healthcare magic. Lisinopril is contraindicated in pregnancy. Its use will effect the kidney of the fetus. As your pregnancy test is negative you are not pregnant despite the symptoms. But if you are planning to conceive in near future then please consult your doctor regarding changing from lisinopril to safer Drug. Thanks Dr Bhagyashree