Losartan 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 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 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 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 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?
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 n tn Since how long you have been anti-hypertensive? You can discuss with the doctor to change the lisinopril to telmisartan or losartan which are better molecules for the protection of the kidneys. Also, if you are diabetic, then the blood sugars need to be controlled well. Avoid ibuprofen as far as possible as it might affect the kidneys as well.
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Avatar n tn That is Met. eating when taking met can help. There is met XL which is a slow release met that some tolerate better.
Avatar f tn the doctor switched me to Losartan 50 qd. I am going to change on Monday to Losartan and am nervous about what will happen. any thoughts on this??
1210142 tn?1266080631 After my bare metal stents were clogged and I almost got another heart attack, a DES was placed inside those two. Since then I have been having chest pains. 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.
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 Anyone taking cozaar? I am supposed to start 50mg in the morning. 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.
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 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 f tn I'm a 24 yr female recently diagnosed as hypertensive with an average BP of 145/100. I was prescribed several drugs at first that all caused intolerable side effects (Lisinopril Carveidlol Chlorthiadone). Now I'm on 50mg Losartan no side effects that I can tell. Keeps my blood pressure in a very safe level. I am on a strict diet and exercise daily. My exercises are mainly low impact - stretching, crunches, aerobics, power walks. Yesterday I decided to hop on an exercise bike.
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.
Avatar m tn Doctor Said I was healthy. I was put on Losartan 100/mg -Hctz 25mg shortly after my Bp was over 140/80 a couple visits to the doc. It now runs 135/75 when I check it usually sometimes 127, or 142 just depends I guess. I exercise, I eat pretty healthy, I'm young and I'm really wondering how to deal with this? I'm doing all I can, the doctor has me on meds at 22yrs old, I know of all the deadly outcomes of high bloodpressure and how it increases with age. How do my readings look?
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 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 m tn recommendation is medical therapy for heart failure only symptoms were shortness of breath at night before going to er. now on aspirin,lisinopril,carvedilol,bumetanide. its been three weeks and i have less energy now than when i went to er. any info would be very appreciated.
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?
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.