I am 55 years old and very active,walking going to gym a couple of times a week. Recently I started on lisinopril for high blood pressure, 10 mgs. I have gained 10 pounds in a month, and feel concerned.
I believe if you are using a salt substitute and or eating a lot of foods high in potassium it could cause this. Lisinopril can increase your potassium levels. It has been a long time since you asked question. I realize you surely no longer need an answer. Someone else might though. I would ask my doctor for a low dose diuretic that is not potassium sparing. I am on a generic for Maxzide diuretic. It is a potassium sparing diuretic. Been on it for several years. Maxzide controlled my blood pressure. Until this past year at 58 years young. BP is only close to normal range 1st thing in morning. BP seems to slowly climb as day goes on. My doctor just this past week put me on 10mg of Lisinopril as well. I want to be able to use salt substitutes safely. Monday I am going to call Dr. And request he change my diuretic from Maxzide to one that is strictly a thiazide diuretic.
I am 54 and was prescribed lisinopril 10mg. I gained 16lbs in 4 weeks. My BP was averaging 126/96. I am an active person, gym, love the outdoors. The weight gain was depressing me. I did some research for natural remedies for high bp. I stopped the meds, started making Hibiscus tea, at least 3 cups a day (Iake it like sweet tea but sweeten with honey). I lost 6 pounds in the first week and my BP is 110/79.
I've been on a combination with hctz for 2 years and have gained 30 lbs. A few months ago I upped my exercise and stopped taking it for a week and lost 7 lbs. Every few months I notice a 10 lb weight gain. When I'm off it I usually feel "lighter," don't feel like I have to constantly drink water and it doesn't take me awhile to urinate.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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