• Gizmo22 Gizmo22
    January 06, 2010
    What cost-effective alternatives are there to Exforge?
    Gizmo22 Gizmo22
    January 06, 2010

    I am 30 years old with chronic hypertension. As I eat well, am not overweight and in otherwise good health, I believe this is due to heredity. I am currently taking 50 mg of Atenolol and Exforge 5/160 to control the pressure. With a recent insurance change, which eliminated my RX card, my physician prescribed 10 mg of Amlodopine and 40 mg of Lisinopril, which I have yet to take. Is this the best alternative to Exforge? I do have history of chronic UTI and the Lisinopril possible side-effects scare me. 

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 08, 2010
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    January 06, 2010

    Hi Gizmo22,

     

    Your physician is really your best source of advice on appropriate medications for your situation.  If you did not discuss your UTI concerns with your physician in regards to lisinopril I recommend doing so.  Your physician may have another option that does not have this potential side effect.  Also, you could always consult another physician for a second opinion.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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