• joan joan
    May 07, 2008
    is lisinop-hctz or Prinzide for High Blood Pressure?
    joan joan
    May 07, 2008

    don't remember the numbers for stroke or when to call a doctor

    not sure if lisinop-hctz generic for prinzide is for high blood pressure or notCry

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    May 29, 2008
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    May 07, 2008

    Joan,

     

    Thanks for your question.  Prinzide is a combination of lisinopril and hydrochlorthiazide.  The lisinopril portion is a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors and is used most frequently to control blood pressure.  It is also used in many other situations such as preserving kidney function in diabetic patients, after heart attacks, and some valvular heart diseases.  It is available in several different doses which may have to be adjusted by your physicians.  Fortunately, the side effect profile is very low and this drug is usually well tolerated by patients.

     

    The hydrochlorthiazide (HCTZ) portion is a diuretic.  In addition to promoting more urine production, which causes a drop in blood pressure, it has other properties that help control the pressure.  When used in combination with other blood pressure lowering drugs, the results are more effective. 

     

    Speak with your doctor about your medication and whether it's controlling your blood pressure.  Be sure to let him know if you're having any side effects.  And always remember to take your medication, even if you're blood pressure is under control. 

     

    Thank you.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D. 


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