... also taking 50mg of Atenolol. could the two drugs be interacting?
Interactions between your selected drugs
No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
atenolol interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
lisinopril interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
atenolol ↔ food
Applies to: atenolol
You may take atenolol with or without food, but take it the same way every time. Avoid consumption of large amounts of orange juice to prevent any changes in your atenolol levels. Orange juice could decrease the effectiveness of atenolol.
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.
For the Consumer
Applies to lisinopril: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking lisinopril: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
feeling like you might pass out;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
swelling, rapid weight gain;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin);
chest pain; or
high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
Less serious side effects of lisinopril may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach; or
mild skin itching or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to atenolol: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking atenolol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
slow or uneven heartbeats;
feeling light-headed, fainting;
feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
swelling of your ankles or feet;
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
cold feeling in your hands and feet.
Less serious side effects of atenolol may include:
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
sleep problems (insomnia);
tired feeling; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
Althought the medications do not interact between them, thety interact with food, that is one point, the other is tha a less serious side effect of Lisinopril is "cough", and this is causing you discomfort.
I suggest you speak to your Dr. about this side effect and also the more serious one uneven heartbeats, as you say it coincides with your cough.
All the best,
Hello crocuss, & welcome to the site. Many patients on lisinopril complain of a cough. It is listed as a side effect. The two together are not causing this. You need to speak with your doctor as there are many other HBP drugs to be treated with that do not cause a cough. Best Wishes...
These two drugs do not interact.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to lisinopril: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. This is rare but can sometimes happen.
I developed a cough when I first started taking lisinopril years ago (am currently on 30 mg.). Sipping water helped to stop it from escalating. The cough eventually went away. It has been extremely helpful in controlling my blood pressure.
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