I am severely allergic to polyethylene glycol with the following symptoms when ingested in medicines or used in cosmetic preparations : rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, and tongue. I have had an anaphylactic reaction to it, and seem to be getting more sensitive all the time. I also have severe swelling all over my body for at least two days duration with a constant headache. I have added it to a medic alert bracelet. I am constantly locating prescription medications as well as many other-the-counter medicines and cosmetics containing this chemical. Many of my doctors are not aware of its presence in the drugs they prescribe to me. Recently, my blood pressure has risen to the point that I need a new blood pressure medicine with a diuretic. I am presently taking 40mg of Benicar. It is not sufficiently controlling the rise in my blood pressure. I need to find alternatives that do NOT have polyethylene glycol in them. Any suggestions? I am not even sure which ones to check. ** Note: I do not do well on Metoprolol, having side effects with that also.