Friday - not even $5 to my name. I have old lotensin HCTZ that says discard 9-15 and I have losartan that I never tried thats still within the time. My question is does anybody know if the lotensin is actually bad and unsafe to take. The only med I know of thats dangerous after a certain time is tetracycline. Is the losartan better safer to to take?
Blood pressure med? I'm on lisinopril HCTZ and only have 2 days left and I'm flat broke until..
- 3 Jul 2017 by luke uno
- 6 July 2017
- lotensin, hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, losartan, blood pressure, blood, pressure
Added 3 Jul 2017:
Nevermind I found a buddy with Lisinopril and I have Lasix
Are you comfortable talking with the pharmacists and/or technicians at the pharmacy you use? I would call and talk to the pharmacist.
The pharmacist would be the best bet to get this kind of information from in whether the Losartan would be close or equal to the Lisinopril.
I wouldn't take the one that is out of date. I don't think it would be unsafe but it could be less potent and may not work.
If you are in good standings with your pharmacy, ask them for a few days to get you by. Most pharmacists don't want you to go without maintenance medications. They could give you the days you need now and the remainder on Friday when you get paid.
I am not sure what kind of insurance you have or what state you are in but I do know that if you are on straight MEDICAID (not medicare) in some states you are able to say you want to wave the co-pay and they are legally obligated to do so.
Also, I saw that Wal-Mart has the Lisinopril- HCTZ on their $4 list so if your co-pay if high, then you might want to check into that for future refills.
Lots of luck your way!!
You may want to talk with your doctor who prescribed the medication.
The drug reps give out free samples so people can try them to see if they are well tolerated.
Try writing to the manufacturer. I've noticed with all the changes in health care they advertise lower costs more often on their web sites.
- Lotensin Drug Information
- Hydrochlorothiazide Drug Information
- Lisinopril Drug Information
- Losartan Drug Information
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