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Can I substitute Atenolol for Lisinopril?

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16 Sep 2011

Please do not do it without seeking advice from your doc.

Atenolol is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.

Lisinopril is a prescription medicine licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Some uses of the medication include:

Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension), treating congestive heart failure, improving survival following a heart attack. However, it is not a cure for high blood pressure or congestive heart failure.

Both meds are different to each other with different functions & properties.

Take care, be safe & well, please.

Best wishes.

16 Sep 2011

I have taken lisinopril before for high blood pressure. It didn't lower my blood pressure very much. Lisinopril is an ACE Inhibitor. I was switched to amlodipine for blood pressure and it is a calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine wasn't controlling my blood pressure so atenolol was added to take together with the amlodipine. Atenolol is a beta blocker. It reduces blood pressure and pulse. I have always had a very high pulse and I believe that had something to do with the reason why amlodipine nor lisinopril would work well by themselves.

They do make blood pressure medicines that contain two or more medicines in one to control blood pressure. However, I don't know if you are taking lisonopril for high blood pressure or not. So I don't know if I am providing the right info you need.

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