Losartan and lisinopril

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Avatar f tn I haven't had any other problems with Lisinopril 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!!!
Avatar m tn My GP put me on Lisinopril last year but switched me to Losartan after the Lisinopril failed to help. The Losartan 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.
Avatar f tn Generally Lisinopril is the drug that causes a cough. Losartan does not usually cause problems. Lisinopril 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.
Avatar n tn 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 lisinopril to 50mg losartan is that the correct amount for the new med?
Avatar n tn I took Lisinopril for 20 years, it was last 20 mg. I switched to Losartan 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 ?
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn I concluded that it must've been the Lisinopril. Then, I was put on Losartan. Within 2 1/2 months my muscles started to ache which led to problems sleeping. My legs ( calves & hamstrings) would get very tight & I would need to constantly stretch. Has anybody using Losartan experienced these side effects??
Avatar n tn my daughter tried lisinopril snd she experienced coughing and her doctor switched her to losartan potassium and I was wondering if the two medicines are linked.
Avatar n tn 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 Lisinopril 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.
Avatar n tn Has CHF, COPD, NO hypertension, and Manic Depression. On Coumadin, Lasiks(ON-HOLD for now), Lisinopril (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.
Avatar m tn I am on glyburide 5mg 2x a day and metformin 1000mg 2x a day and just started losartan 50mg once a day. Was taking lisinopril hctz 20-12.5 once daily but had some side effects that I didn't like. I was wondering if by doing this I could put my diabetes into remission like some of the participants in the Newcastle study did or if genetics might have me screwed. Has anybody else had any experience with being able to get off there meds with a lifestyle change.
Avatar n tn I am on losartan 25 mg daily, lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5 daily and metroprolol 50mg at night. does this combination interfere with each other.
Avatar f tn Hi, Im already taking Norvasc 5 Mg and Lisinopril 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!
Avatar n tn Examples of medications that may contribute to anemia include ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril; ACE receptor blockers such as losartan; antibiotics such as sulfa-trimethoprim; and certain anticonvulsants.
Avatar f tn 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 Losartan. He has been given potassium, too, so his heart rate hasn't been racing like it was. What should he do from here?
1210142 tn?1266080631 I am back on Lisinopril since Losartan 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.
Avatar m tn I was on 6.25 carvedilol and still am. Taken off lisinopril 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.
Avatar n tn 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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Avatar n tn Stayed three days and left with a LifeVest and a bucket of new drugs. Was on Amiodarone, Digoxin, Lisinopril, ToprolXL and Spirolactone. I was already on Xarelto for the Afib. Three month later I am still wearing the vest and I'm off the Amio and have moved from Lisinopril to Lorastan because of the cough. My last echo in July showed my EF had improved to 30%. We are hoping by October I might improve enough to lose the vest. If not I will be looking at an ICD/pacemaker.
Avatar n tn I have been taking it for about 10 days and have had the worse cramps and stomach pain! I'm not sure if it is my pre menstrual, which never feels like this, or the new medication. Has anyone had stomach pains or cramps as side effect of Metformin? I'm also taking Lisinopril-HTCZ.
Avatar f tn 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 Losartan. 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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin, Simvastatin, Lisinopril and Carvedilol/Coreg/. Stopped Lisinopril 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.
Avatar f tn The Metoprolol and Amlodipine kept things in fair control but Metoprolol aggravated my already low functioning lungs. Now I am on Losartan 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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 losartan 100 mg and 25 mg of hydrocholothiazide. Cough still persists taken off losartan 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn They initially wanted to put me on Lisinopril, 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?
Avatar m tn My BP was ok until I hit my late 40's then it took off. Out of Control. I was on 20mg Lisinopril 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.
Avatar m tn 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 losartan 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.