Lisinopril

What is Lisinopril?

Lisinopril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Lisinopril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Lisinopril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

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I take lisinopril for high blood pressure along with Verapamil. My doctor took me off Verapamil and increase the dosage of lisinopril to 2 pills/day. Since this was done 3 weeks ago, my gums have been sore, red and swollen. I have tried rinses, extra flossing, not helping. Is this a side effect of lisinopril? 54 yrs old, 5'7' 210lbs

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for writing in.

It could be due to poor oral hygiene.
You need to go for scaling.
Maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.
Consult your dentist for further treatment plan.

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Dr. Neha Sumra

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I've taken Lisinopril at 10mg for several weeks with little impact on my blood pressure so my doctor increased the dosage to 20mg. Not long after that, I developed what appears to be a heightened state of dust hypersensitivity. I know that I am "allergic" to dust but this is quite pronounced, including "smelling dust," runny nose as well as a tickling in my throat (and I know that this alone can be a side effect of Lisinopril). My question is whether Lisinopril can increase the sensitivity to dust and therefore explain my symptoms?

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Hi,
Thanks for writing to Health Care Magic, I am Dr Asad Riaz, I have closely read your question and I understand your concerns, I will hereby guide you regarding your health related problem.
Lisinopril is a drug, which other than targetting thr chemicals that affect your blood pressure, also...

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I was wondering if lisinopril causes infertility in women . I was taking this for over 3 years and had been unsuccessful in conceiving a child. I recently switched to aldomet and we shall see if there is any luck. If there is a risk of infertility caused by lisinopril, is it reversible and how long does it take for the medication to be cleared out of your system?

doctor1 MD

Hello!

There is no scientific evidence that lisinopril may affect fertility or cause difficulty in natural conception.

However, it is categorized as Class D drug by FDA for teratogenecity, i.e it may cause harm to the unborn fetus, and hence it is certainly advisable not to be on lisinopril and...

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I took a small pox shot. I was taking nyquil cold medicine and my blood pressure medication metoprololtartrate 50mg. My blood pressure seems not to be going down. Two month ago I went to the doctor and he change my blood pressure medicinte from lisinopril 40mg. I'm trying to see how I can lower my pressure I called my doctor he told me to double up on the medication take 100mg of metorpor in the morning and at night. Could I take Lipiinopril to bring my pressure down since this is the medication that was working for me best.

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Usually when one medicine for high blood pressure does not work, it is necessary to use two medicines from different chemical group together for better clinical effect. Metoprolol is a beta blocker and its effect is caused by making heart work slower so in some...

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Can lisinopril cause pedal edema

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Lisinopril doesnt cause pedal oedema. Calcium channel blockers like Amlodipine combinations with Lisinopril can cause ankle edema. Lisinopril by its own doesnt cause any edema.

Hope I have cleared your doubt.
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DR.SIVAYOGI....

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Recent questions on  Lisinopril

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I normally take 20mg Lisinopril x1 daily. This am I forgot I had taken my pill and took an additional dose. My bp runs 160/110 without meds and with my normal dose runs close to 112/68. I m afraid with the additional dose that I may be in trouble. Its been about 3 hrs.

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Doctor. I have paroxysmal afib. found out when I was in the hospital for Stephens/Johnson .
I am on some serious medications like Propafenone each 12 hours, metoprolol, and warfarin. I also take lisinopril, glipizide, ester c, fish oil, metformin, At the moment, that is all I remember. The more I read about these drugs frankly scares me. I have too many drs. And, I have to really watch what they prescribe for me. I also am allergic to a lot of medicines.

I get a periodic way too fast heart beat in my chest, yet, when I check my pulse, it is normal. The electrical activity lasts about a minute or so. I usually notice it when I do absolutely nothing. I am overweight and have hyalgen injected in my nears about each year and a half.

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Hi! I just started taking Topical Nifedipine and started coughing. I remember that I had trouble with another drug; Lisinopril. Is it an ACE inhibitor or a calcium-channel blocker? On the sheet, it says not to take if I am allergic to Nipedipine or other calcium-channel blockers. Do you think this is the problem?

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I had a double bypass in 2001. For the last few days I have had a very uneasy shaky feeling inside, sort of like when your sugar level drops low, but I can tell that it isnt my sugar. I have also felt very tired, almost to the point that it is an effort to walk very far. I have several other heath issues (psoriatic arthritis, severe psoriasis, thyroid tumor and the list goes on) and have not maintained a healthy lifestyle. Although I do take my medications regularly and watch what I eat, I do not exercise and I started back smoking. I recently started on Pravastatin and I was already on Lisinopril. I also take Enbrel injections. Could any of these medications be causing me to feel this way? Or could it be that the bypass has blockages and needs to be done again?

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I take medication and cannot take pills so I cruch them and put them in water and wait til they dissolve then drink it my medication list is metoprolol tartrate 50 mg I daily.i also take metformin hcl 1000 mg 1/2 tablet twice a day lisinopril 10...

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My 74 year old mother has afib, which she was diagnosed with 2 to 3 years ago. She was cardioverted and placed on flecanide. Few months later had another afib episode and cardioverted again. Then, few months later decided to have the cardiac...

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Is there any negative drug interaction between motrine and either chlorthalidone , carvedilol or lisinopril? I was told Advil can not be used with any of the 3. What about motrine?

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