Losartan and lisinopril

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I haven't had any other problems with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> besides the cough and I am scared to change meds and take the chance of worse side effects. I am just wondering if anybody has any thoughts on lisinopril vs losartan to help me decide if I should change meds. Thanks!!!
My GP put me on lisinopril last year but switched me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> failed to help. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> brought my BP down a lot with a 50 mg daily dose. I was down to 110/70 and even 100/65 at times. I even got light-headed when I stood up quickly. The GP said this was normal and good. He likes my BP to be well below 120/80. So far so good. I was getting the losartan from Walgreens as a 30 day supply.
Generally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> is the drug that causes a cough. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> does not usually cause problems. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> sometimes agravates asthma because it seems to cause relaxation of the esophageal musculature, causing acid to flow upwards at night when you lie down, that in turn, migrates to the trachea. You should report the side effect on the FDA site.
I have been taking a low dosage of lisiopril for over a year now and have experienced a dry cough, my primary care just switched my meds from 5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> to 50mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> is that the correct amount for the new med?
I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> for 20 years, it was last 20 mg. I switched to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> 1oo mg. I now feel dizzy all of the time and weak. Doctor changed me because of the cough I was getting from lisinopril. Personally I hate losartan it makes me feel awful. If I had my way I would not take either/ I have not had any heart problem yet, and I hope I never do. Also If you change your WILL to leave everything to your best friend who is also a best friend of the doctor.. .. does this seem like a bad idea ?
I'm 56 yrs old with a bicuspid aortic valve, otherwise healthy. I'm 6'0" and weigh 162 lbs. My aortic root measure 3.8 cm in diameter and has been stable for a few years. I'm treated with lisinopril to reduce aortic root stress. My blood pressure is usually about 110 over 68. No valve stenosis. My cardiologist is watchful but otherwise not immediately concerned. At what point should I be concerned about replacing the aortic root?
my daughter tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> snd she experienced coughing and her doctor switched her to losartan potassium and I was wondering if the two medicines are linked.
These days beta blockers are not the drug of choice for high blood pressure (there are exceptions). The drugs of choice are ACE inhibiters, starting with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> and if that has side effects, (usually coughing) go to losartan. Before starting any blood pressure meds a doctor should try calcium, D3 and magnesium supplements, which will satisfactorily resolve blood pressure issues in 15-20 percent of patients, with moderate exercise and simple dietary restrictions.
Has CHF, COPD, NO hypertension, and Manic Depression. On Coumadin, Lasiks(ON-HOLD for now), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> (10 mg),Advair,Combivent,Lamictal (25 mg/day)(was taking 450mg/day Escalith until last hospital visit) Also on an antibiotic, oxygen and cough medicine to treat pneumonia. Aug-03, she was hospitalized for tachycardia, atrial flutter, severe shortness of breath, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction. In Nov, she was hospitalized for CHF, tachycardia, shortness of breath.
I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> 25 mg daily, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span>/hctz 20/12.5 daily and metroprolol 50mg at night. does this combination interfere with each other.
Hi, Im already taking Norvasc 5 mg and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> 12.5 mg for my Hypertension. My Dr. wants to bring in another Blood Pressure pill ( clonidine) If i spelled that right. Do any of you all take this combo?? Just wondering if all of these made your blood pressure drop too low? Thanks for input!
I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin, Simvastatin, lisinopril and Carvedilol/Coreg/. Stopped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> for a little bit and felt much better- unfortunately my blood pressure went a little up. Then my PCP substitute it for losartan- have been taking this drug/25 mg/ for a week and feel extremely dizzy and nauseated. The cardiologist suggested to cut Carvbedilol in half/so now I am taking 3.125 twice a day instead of 6.25 and my chest pain almost disapear.
Before we decreased his sodium intake, his BP was going as high as 200/110, but his BP is still often 160s/90s. He is on Lasix, Verapamil, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span>. He has been given potassium, too, so his heart rate hasn't been racing like it was. What should he do from here?
I am back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> since <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> did not do any good. My BP became higher- between 131 and 146 over 89/92 so the dizziness is definetely not because of the law blood pressure. Carvedilol is the one giving me problems so I wanted to find out: since I had MI but not heart failure- is is absolutely necessary to take beta blockers? One of the doctors ordered renin test and the results came today quite high- 28.2, the ratio though is ok.
i went for a blood test and it showed my glom filt rate is 46 i am been taking maxzide, lisinpriol and crestor, also I am taking OTC Iburprofen would any of thes drugs called this problem
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I was on 6.25 carvedilol and still am. Taken off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> early 2013 due to cough. I was prescribed 50 mg losartan which I started in January after my doctors visit in which he noted the elevated pressures and BP. My at home readings have been fine all year, running about 115/70 HR of 60), except for the occasional pressure a little above 130/90, and these have always occurred when I feel stressed.
I have COPD and something was aggravating my breathing problems. I went to the doctor yesterday and he took me off the Metoprolol and put me on 100 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span>. He told me to just stop taking the Metoprolol. I questioned starting off with such a high dose of losartan. I seem to be very sensitive to these medications and felt starting right off with 100 mg was a bit high. Everything I've read online suggests people are usually started off with 50 mg.
The Metoprolol and Amlodipine kept things in fair control but Metoprolol aggravated my already low functioning lungs. Now I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> and at first I thought it was working. But maybe that was just because I still had the Metoprolol in my system. In any event, once again my breathing function is worse. I started off on lisinopril with a different doctor. He could not take me off it or prescribe anythng different, so I quit taking it on my own and went to a different doctor.
My lisinopril was making my throat itch. I have tried benicar and azor in the past but they made my pulse shoot up and I couldnt breath. I am not sure of cozaar is in the same class. My blood pressure just started to be on the higher side, usually 130/98 at rest. When walking around and taking BP right away it's usually 160/110. I am wondering if I need a bit of a beta blocker. I went from 10mg to 20mg of lisiniopril and it has not made a difference at all.
I developed high blood pressure this year and at first was put on lisinopril - taken off because thought it could be the culprit put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> 100 mg and 25 mg of hydrocholothiazide. Cough still persists taken off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> because 1 in 1000 develop cough and put on amlodipine besylate 10 mg. A chest cat scan ordered and am awaiting results. Everytime doctor listens to chest it is clear no wheezing etc.. She gave me an albuterol inhaler that does little good.
Hey ISR. I started bp treatment at 21 eith Benicar, my insurance stopped covering Benicar and I switched to lisinopril, I then started having erection problems. At this point my doctor switched me to HCTZ and took me off the lisinopril, the erectile problems improved for a few days and then went back to the same I have NO MORNING ERECTIONS.
They initially wanted to put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span>, but I was on that previously and I had a terrible, nagging cough the entire time. I've read that ACE Inhibitors are preferable to ARBs, though, when it comes to CHF. Should I try another ACE, or would all of them be likely to cause a cough since the lisinopril did? Or is the Cozaar good enough? (Some places even suggest taking an ACE along with an ARB...is that a good idea?) Blood Thinners: Should I be taking one? (And is low-dose aspirin safe?
My BP was ok until I hit my late 40's then it took off. Out of Control. I was on 20mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> and 5mg Amlodipine. It was pretty devastating for me as I've always been in top athletic condition and all my lab results were picture perfect. You might want to start on a DASH diet or if you're feeling highly motivated as I was go Vegan and eliminate meat, dairy and oils. I was able to wean off my meds in 6 months and now maintain a BP around 115/65.
My cardiologist told me of this and I was, scared confused, so I came home googled and found it was very serious. I am now on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> 100mg/hctz 25mg, and at night I take spironolacone 25mg. My blood pressure runs anywhere from 135/80-148/92 on the meds. I cannot use a beta blocker, because late evening my resting Heart Rate gets to low 50's. But during the day runs anywhere from 80-60 resting. Typically get 80 more often after a full meal.
I never had a problem until this new doctor switched me to generics in October of 2010. Everything went downhill. I was on Atenolol and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span>-coughing for 2 months. Kept calling and was told my body had to get used to it.(He only had me on 50mg, where I was on 200mg before. I went to some pharmacy school and knew something didn't sound right.) Hands and LEgs were now ice hold. Never had a problem before. bruising. After 4 months I could not take it anymore.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases and can cause terrible headaches and dizziness and muscle weakness. Please consult your doctor as soon as possible. Meanwhile take a salt depleted diet. Take care!
potassium chloride should not be taken with some blood pressure medications such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span>, and some others. Are you on any medication? If yes, write them here and I will try to check for you if they are OK to take with potassium chloride.
(Already on Coreg 40 mg, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> 50mg 2 x day, Adalat 30 mg, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> 10 mg. Can't take diuretics as they cause electrolyte imbalances quickly). I was given Ranexa for angina and told to increase my Adalat to 60 mg, but the increase causes my bp to drop too low during the night (80's and 90's over 50's and 60's) and I struggle to keep from passing out if I go to the bathroom. Angina has returned today (on Ranexa for three days). How serious is the elevated LVFP?
Marfan Syndrome Interventions: Drug: <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span> and nebivolol; Drug: <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losartan</span>; Drug: Nebivolol 3 Recruiting Randomized, Double-blind Study for the Evaluation of the Effect of losartan Versus Placebo on Aortic Root Dilatation in Patients With Marfan Syndrome Under Treatment With Beta-blockers Condition: Marfan Syndrome Interventions: Drug: losartan; Drug: Placebo 4 Recruiting A Randomized, Open-label, losartan Therapy on the Progression of Aortic Root Dilation in Patients With
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