just diagnosed with uterine cancer mets to lungs - I am 46 years old. Been rather healthy all life, never really been sick. I have high blood pressure 163/102(not new -been taking medication for a while for it) I also have rapid heart rate. I have been on lisinopril but not working - prior to my diagnosis this medicine was barely keeping BP in check - dr upped the amount recently, however, still not working - I have difficutly breathing and nausea and a nagging dry cough that will not go away.( i know this is a side effect of lisinopril) I have had a lung biopsy, total hysterectomy and will be starting chemo soon. What is a good alternative to the lisinopril for someone who has cancer that would help my BP. Thank you
This is a question best answered by your Dr. Sometimes it takes the addition of a diuretic to keep B/P under control but if you are having that nagging cough then lisinopril is not for you. There are many many drugs to treat high B/P. Talk with your cardiologist or primary care Dr. about the best option for you. I have a very rapid heart rate (or I did before treatment) along with elevated B/P and I take a beta blocker (atenolol) which has lowered both blood pressure and heart rate with minimal side effects. I also use HCTZ (or hydrochlorothiazide) which is a diuretic or "water pill" but only your Dr can decide what is truly the best option for you.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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