I need to because it is interfering with my potassium level as I have low aldosterone and it is important to get the potassium level back up.
3 May 2013
The first response to this question was a good one.
Another reason to talk with your doctor is that lisinoprin tends to elevate potassium levels. You said that you need "to get the potassium level back up", but lisinoprin should not have caused lower potassium levels, it generally raises them!
If your potassium levels are low, your doctor may have you take potassium while still taking lisinopril. This is normally cautioned against, but may be warranted in your case. It should only be done when a doctor can monitor your potassium levels, specifically because of the tendancy of lisinopril to cause elevated potassium levels.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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