Last week, I switched pharmacies. The new pharmacist would not fill one of my prescriptions because she said that I was taking two meds that do the same thing, Valsartin (Diovan) and Lisinopril. These two meds were prescribed by two different doctors. (Each knew about the other, but neither wanted me to stop taking the one they prescribed.) since Lisinopril is currently off the market (something to do with a bad smell reported in the packaging), she filled the Valsartan. So, I have not taken Lisinopril for three days, so far. I will address the question at my next appointment with my cardiologist two weeks from now.
I'm not an expert, but I have been on Lisinopril for about 2 years now. I inadvertently stopped taking it, due to me moving and starting with a new company, hence, new insurance. My prescription hasn't been filled in about a week and I have felt no different. My blood pressure has not gone up and everything looks stable.
This might be due to me changing my lifestyle completely and testing finally no longer pre-diabetic or for having high cholesterol. I'm sure the lifestyle changes played a huge role.
I've been on lisinopril-HCTZ for 5 years now & my Dr noticed elevated creatinine (kidney function) at last visit this wed So I was told to STOP TAKING IMMEDIATELY & repeat labs in a week. So it's been 4 days now without & today I'm experiencing a "muffled" feeling in my ears & nausea & headache. So far my BP has gone up a little 125/74, but still normal range. But I feel horrible. If this is withdrawal symptoms I hope they go away fast!
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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