Blood pressure medication

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Harryjack
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Blood pressure medication

Postby Harryjack » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:28 pm

Hi I'm new to this forum, I have recently been put on blood pressure medication, Lisinopril, is there anyone on here with experience with this drug. I have read some scary stories on other sites about side effects from this drug
Thanks in advance for any info....Tony

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Re: Blood pressure medication

Postby RonK » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:33 pm

I see others report a persistent cough. I had similar symptoms a couple of years ago after a change of medication but I don't remember if it was Lisinopril.

I didn't connect the cough with the new medication. But when I mentioned it to my GP she twigged straight away and switched me to Irbesartan.

This is so effective in the initial dosage my BP was too low after a ride so I'm now in the lowest dose available and my BP is spot in.

You should be discussing your concerns about it with your practitioner.
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Re: Blood pressure medication

Postby GAV!N » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:48 pm

My mum had a persistent cough which she put down to her BP medication. I'm not sure what she was on though.

Can I ask what your average readings were prior to going on meds?

I also have high blood pressure (mostly genetic). Not rare to have readings in the 140-150/100-110. Had up to 160/110 on occasions. I've done a little research and found some are now saying there is little use for BP meds unless you're extremely high (up in the 180-200 kind of range).

I made a few diet changes and seem to have got mine down on average to 120's/70's which I'm pretty happy with.

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