Can I take ibuprofen for a headache while I'm taking Lisinopril for high blood pressure?
Question posted by judyweber on 30 March 2013
Last updated on 4 April 2013 by Anonymous
Interactions between your selected drugs
ibuprofen ↔ lisinopril
Applies to: ibuprofen, lisinopril
Talk to your doctor before using lisinopril together with ibuprofen. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of lisinopril in lowering blood pressure. In addition, these medications may affect your kidney function, especially when they are used together frequently or chronically. You are more likely to develop impaired kidney function during treatment with these medications if you are also using a diuretic ("water pill") or if you are elderly or have preexisting kidney disease. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if you experience signs and symptoms that may suggest kidney damage such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain or weight loss, fluid retention, swelling, shortness of breath, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, and irregular heart rhythm. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
ibuprofen interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
lisinopril interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
lisinopril ↔ food
Applies to: lisinopril
It is recommended that if you are taking lisinopril you should be advised to avoid moderately high or high potassium dietary intake. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking lisinopril, unless your doctor has told you to.
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