Lisinopril is an antihypertensive medication that is also used in heart failure. It belongs to the angiotensin-converting enzyme drug group. It improves the survival rates in heart attack patients and prevents future stroke. It is also used in slowing down diabetic kidney disease. Lisinopril can cause dry cough, headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurry vision, itching, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Prinivil and Zestril are common brands.
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I have been diagnosed with AL cardiac amyloidosis. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I took ECG approximately 20 minutes post-brisk uphill walk lasting upto 12.5 minutes. I also took Lisinopril 5 mg twice daily and tablet Lasix 40 mg twice daily. Please note that I have been diagnosed with AL cardiac amyloidosis. Please help. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In ECG (electrocardiogram), a complete view of the cardiac activity or chamber enlargement cannot be accurately determined. I have reviewed your attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let us start with he... Read Full »
I am suffering from ED. Is it due to BP drugs?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor practicing in a rural area and aged 55 years. I am having high blood pressure for last seven years. My blood pressure was 180/100 mmHg before treatment and now I am on Telmisartan H 40 mg once daily. My BP fluctuates between 128 and 135 systolic to 85 and 90 diastolic. I do ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your ED (erectile dysfunction), definitely your age can be a factor. But, if ED developed suddenly, then this could be caused by anxiety. It is one of the most important causes of ED. Yes, some ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) can cause ED as a ... Read Full »
Can I take Melatonin while on Lisinopril?
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking Lisinopril for high BP. May I use a salt substitute to reduce magnesium level? Can I take Melatonin while on Lisinopril? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I suggest Melatonin can be consumed along with Lisinopril. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and then take the medicine with consent. It is not advisable to use a salt supplement with Lisinopril, as it can cause hyperkalemia (high potassium level... Read Full »
I undergo dialysis sessions for my kidney disease and take tablets Torsemide and Lisinopril daily. But I experience indigestion and fever sometimes. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with kidney disease and had many dialysis sessions, but no trace of diabetes or hypertension was detected in all tests. However, I do experience indigestion and fever sometimes. I am taking tablet Torsemide 50 mg daily and Lisinopril 0.25 mg daily. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I see you are on dialysis sessions, having indigestion and a feverish feeling. So I need to ask a few things before I advise you something. 1. Your recent ultrasound of kidneys. 2. How much urine you are passing a... Read Full »
I have hot flushes and anxiety at 4 pm every day. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I recently was referred to a renal specialist for low sodium levels by my primary care physician. After a complete kidney workup, he said that they were functioning well. But, he changed my hypertension medicine from Lisinopril to Losartan and discontinued my diuretics. As a result, my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure why he was reluctant to put you back on Lisinopril when you had no real issues with it in the first place. Both Lisinopril and Losartan are sister medications but from two different groups that works pretty much in the same way. If your kidneys are tol... Read Full »
Can machine-generated report of EKG be completely relied upon?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. I have been elected for an EKG because I am a pilot and need a medical certificate. I have hypertension that is controlled easily with 10 mg of Propranolol daily and 10 mg of Lisinopril daily. My BP is 117/70 with 66 BPM. There are no symptoms of chest pain or... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The interpretation you saw was a machine interpretation, and they sometimes drive us crazy. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) is fine. However, get an ECG for final confirmation. Read Full »
Why do I have recurrent pelvic pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 years old female of height 4'10" and weight 187 pounds. I take Lisinopril as I have type II diabetes and some breathing issues. A year ago, I had pelvic pain in the evenings and some very light, occasional spotting that I think was vaginal for several weeks. I also had some ver... Read Full »
Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It has been around six weeks since you are experiencing pelvic pain. There are different reasons for this like, and it can be associated with endometriosis, infectious cause, sometimes due to hormonal imbalance. To know the exact cause, ul... Read Full »
Why are my dad's feet so puffy?
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 83 years old. He keeps coughing up phlegm and sleeping all the time. He is cold and his feet are very swollen. His feet are so puffy and he feels difficult to wear shoes or walk. He weighs about 300 lbs. He is suffering from congestive heart failure. Currently, he is on Lisinop... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am worried about depressed cardiac function, kidney dysfunction or liver disease. If the swelling is increasing; after he saw his doctor, then he should be seen again sooner rather than later. He would need further testing and evaluation for the swelling. It is not n... Read Full »
What could cause a spike in BP in PKD patients with regular medication?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male with polycystic kidney disease. My BMI is 27, and I am a non-smoker. My creatine ~1.25, eGFR ~63. I am currently on 30 mg Lisinopril, 12.5 mg Hydrochlorothiazide daily. Most recently I changed to (6 months ago), taking 40 mg Lisinopril only and noticed bp in... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of this accelerated phase could be multiple. Is there any change in dietary habit with increased salt intake? Any recent change in antihypertensive? Did you by any chance miss antihypertensive medications? Any consumption of pain killer NSAIDs (nonsteroida... Read Full »
Is it necessary to stop exercising to avoid any complication in LVH?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with severe LVH due to anabolic steroid abuse the past two and a half years and training for more than three hours a day. I have made lifestyle changes and lost weight but my anxiety now gets the better of me. I have a family history of bradycardia my RHR is 40s and h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your history and would like to reassure you that there is no reason to panic, as long as you have stopped physical training and anabolic steroids intake. You should know that LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) is quite reversible in such a... Read Full »