I have stage 3 kidney failure due to years of untreated high blood pressure and over use of ibuprophen. I take atenolol, lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine, lipitor and synthroid. I want to know if hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril and lipitor are good or bad for kidney function?
Lisinopril lowers blood pressure and has kidney protective properties which are good. Hydrochlorothiazide works in the kidneys to lower your blood pressure, your kidneys aren't that bad off to use something else. I say this because when your kidney function decreases to a certain point, hydroclorothiazide isn't able to get where it needs to be in order to work. Lipitor is for cholesterol and really doesn't have anything to do with the kidneys.
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