Q: I have been taking Lipreren for about for about 10 months, and the side effects are horrible. My doctor blamed them on a virus. I can only take it for about 2 months before I have to stop to get some relief. I know that this is not good to do. I've cut the dose in half to 5 mg. Some of the side effects started to appear after taking 2.5 mg of Altace since April of 2002. It was increased to 5 mg, and the side effects were almost unbearable. I am looking for a new doctor. What should I do in the meantime?
A: Lipreren is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions with one of the side effects being cough. It is important to speak with your health care provider regarding your inability to continue treatment. It is not recommended to stop or change treatment without first consulting your health care provider. This information is solely educational. It's important to consult with your physician or health care provider about any specific questions regarding your medical conditions or medications; particularly before taking any action. Kristen Dore, PharmD
Q: Can Lipreren cause blurred vision, dizziness, or lightheadedness?
A: Lipreren is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is in the class of medications called ACE inhibitors that work by blocking an enzyme that normally causes blood vessels to narrow. By blocking this enzyme, it allows for blood vessels to relax, allowing blood to flow more freely, making the heart work more efficiently and blood pressure lowers. The prescribing information on Lipreren does list dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when standing from a sitting or lying down position as a side effect of this medication. This usually goes away after the first couple days of taking the medication as your body gets used to the effects and your blood pressure balances out. The prescribing information lists the following as the most common side effects: fatigue, dizziness, cough, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and the common cold. Make sure to let your health care provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Lipreren, especially if they are affecting your daily activities. While it may not be a side effect, your health care provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Lori Poulin, PharmD
Rated Lipreren (Zestril) for Hypertension Report
Was put on 10mg once a day 3 months ago due to high BP.. a 50 year old, otherwise healthy woman. Haven't had a single issue..pill worked within an hour of taking the first one. Zero side effects with the exception of dry mouth and needing to drink a bit more water. Feel great, have lost almost 16 pounds (WW) and bp runs about 112/77 now. Hopefully won't have to stay on it forever, but am grateful for it.
Lipreren side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Lipreren: hives; severe stomach pain, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction if you are African-American.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
fever, sore throat;
high potassium - nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement;
kidney problems - little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common Lipreren side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Taking certain diabetes drugs with Lipreren/hydrochlorothiazide may affect your blood sugar levels. If you take Lipreren/hydrochlorothiazide with one of these drugs, your doctor may change the dosage of that diabetes drug.
Examples of these drugs include:
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Lipreren only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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You should not use Lipreren/hydrochlorothiazide within 36 hours of using sacubitril. Sacubitril is used with valsartan to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Taking sacubitril with Lipreren/hydrochlorothiazide raises your risk of angioedema (serious swelling).
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we can not guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
This drug comes with several warnings.