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Lisinopril vs. Nifedipine for High Blood Pressure

Lisinopril

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Other Names: Zestril   Prinivil

Nifedipine

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/ 8,344 posts
Other Names: Procardia   Adalat   Procardia XL   Adalat CC   Nifedical
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 29,326 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 8,344 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Lisinopril is a drug of the ACE inhibitor class that is primarily used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction and also in preventing kidney and retinal complications of diabetes mellitus. Its indications, contr... Read more on Wikipedia
Nifedipine (brand names Adalat, Nifediac, Cordipin, Nifedical, and Procardia) is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. Its main uses are as an antianginal (especially in Prinzmetal's angina) and antihypertensive, althou... Read more on Wikipedia
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By ck
September 27, 2014
ck wrote
lisinopril and eczema
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By Sally
September 2, 2014
Sally wrote
Lisinopril and dosage
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By Yvonne
August 12, 2014
Yvonne wrote
Lisinopril and anxiety
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By juls
August 3, 2014
juls wrote
lispropril and Spirolactane increased Triglicerides to 720
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By John F
July 2, 2014
John F wrote
Fatigue with Lisinopril
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By Cherie
June 14, 2014
Cherie wrote
Lisinopril
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By Barbara
May 7, 2014
Barbara wrote
Lisinopril
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I had the same experience. Severe headache, leg weakness, and extremely high B/P. They gave me IV Benadryl in the hospital ER and it brought my B/P down. Since I stopped the Linsinopril my B/P had greatly lowered, the headaches are less, and the pressure in my head had decreased. I still have leg weakness. I'm taking routine Benadryl and stopped the Linsinopril 92 hours ago. No more extremely high B/Ps. Thank you for your post, it validates my suspicion that I had (have) brain edema. The
Barbara  |  October 7, 2014
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By Imfeelinfine
April 28, 2014
Imfeelinfine wrote
Adderrall and Procardia together
Thanks for being so kind in writing to me. I am on Nifediphine Nifediphine medicine which does lower the LES by as much as 30-40%. This one drug should not be used as the damage to the esphogus has been proved. But what do I take to stop my spasms.I asked my GI if I could go off this medication and he said to try it. He wants me to try another one. I have made several changes in food, medicines, stopped smoking awhile ago, e
September 22, 2014
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By Denise
February 3, 2014
Denise wrote
Hemorrhoid
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Check out the celery juice cure combined with deep breathing relaxation. I stopped after 2 yrs taking 20 mg Lisinopril and once I got through the rebound effect can't believe how much better I feel and so far celery working!
Esther  |  April 11, 2014
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By Buni
February 2, 2014
Buni wrote
HORRIBLE GAGGING COUGH
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I've took lisinopril and now I have a buildup of mucus in my throat when I lie down at night and sleep it takes about 1-2 hrs before I get it all cleared up and yes my doctor said it could be from the bp meds so he took me off and changed but also iread about someone starting this after receiving there hep b vaccine I have also started it in the last yr
September 14, 2014
I took lisinopril for years and no problem until
I started new hep c treatment which
Has interferon and ribavirin and sovaldi
I have had a terrible gagging cough for
Over three months now even after therapy
Was over. Tried other bp medicines and
Nothing works. Discontinued bp meds for
Now and cough only bothers me a little
In the later hours of the day
I hope this is not permanent
Or maybe I have interstitial
Peumonitis which can be life
Threatening. Going to pulmonary
Specialists soon
Harry  |  September 1, 2014
I took Lisinopril and got the cough from Hell.
Tim  |  August 31, 2014
I have the same issue. I just started on Lisinopril and I wake up in the night with a terrible, strangling cough. It can take me an hour or two to get it under control. I'm probably going to need a new med.
Helena  |  April 26, 2014
I think dry cough is one of the listed side effects
April 11, 2014
I don't know if lisinopril cause you to cough,but mind start at bedtime every night. cough all nite 20 mg/12.5 mg.
DD  |  February 19, 2014
Agree with you. My husband was on it for years. They increased his dosage cough started had cough for 2 months then was taken off it. I had swollen ankles from another bp drug got taken off as bp was high BUT was also on Naproxon which can cause hbp .Was put on Lisinopril got cough, husband said it your meds but l thought l would try a month. Cough is really bad can't sleep. Horrible in public when you can't stop coughing at checkouts! So going back today to doctors as l am diving in Red sea
Jen  |  February 18, 2014
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By Dianne Moore
January 1, 2014
Dianne Moore wrote
Lisinopril
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By Dee Rooks
November 29, 2013
Dee Rooks wrote
Lisinopril and Nightmares
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Sleep disturped and nightmares , can never remember the nightmares but they give you a scary feeling. I am on 2.5 mg lisinopril as had metallic valve 6months ago.
eve  |  September 15, 2014
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By Rose2Ian
November 21, 2013
Rose2Ian wrote
saundrar@eyemana.com
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By Julie
October 24, 2013
Julie wrote
Lisinopril & Swollen feet
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By tom
September 22, 2013
tom wrote
lisinopril amounts
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they gave me 20mg. and man that med messed me up....
Eric  |  August 20, 2014
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By Bob
September 9, 2013
Bob wrote
Lisinopril
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By Alex
August 25, 2013
Alex wrote
Hearing loss and lisnopril
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By Lonnie
August 6, 2013
Lonnie wrote
lisinopril and anxiety
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By Rozanne
August 3, 2013
Rozanne wrote
tendonitis caused by Lisinopril (prescribed for high blood pressure)
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By Priscilla
August 3, 2013
Priscilla wrote
Lisinopril and wrinkles
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I am experiencing the same problem. It just dont feel good it in general. I had diabetes and got rid of that. Lost a lot if weight. Tomorrow I am cutting down to 5 mg a day instead of 10. I wish that I had never been out on it. I have majors leg and joint pain. I exercise a lot and I hurt more than I did before I lost weight and got on this med.
Annette  |  March 3, 2014
Hum maybe that is what has happened to my arms also.
A.J.  |  January 14, 2014
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What patients are saying about Lisinopril vs. Nifedipine

90 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
lisinopril to the lowest dose, 2.5 & my bps are great. I've...
...after my Csection. I was first on nifedipine & then switched to lisinopril when I stopped breast feeding. ...jst lowered my lisinopril to the lowest dose, 2.5 & my bps are great. I've had headac...
If I'm taking lisinopril, can I change to nifediac cc? Yes,...
...lisinopril, can I change to nifediac cc? Yes, you can change to Nifediac (nifedipine) from lisinopril. Obviously ...lisinopril both are used to treat high blood press...
switched from Nifedipine 30 mg. to Lisinopril with diuretic...
...Nifedipine 30 mg. to Lisinopril ...Nifedipine - but that was causing swelling in my ankles. I am fighting the coughing and diarrhia hoping my body will adjust to the medication because it has t...
30 mg for quite a while, and I've never had any side effects...
Suzanne, I've been on lisinopril 10 mg BID, atenolol 100 mg, and nifedipine 30 mg for quite a while, and I've never had any side effects. If I forget to take the atenolol in the morning, by...
I will be stopping the Lovastatin and Lisinopril once...
...to lower my LDL cholesterol which is a little high, and to stop the Nifedipine and begin taking Lisinopril ...a second pregnancy. I will be stopping the Lovastatin and Lisinopril once I become...
was on lisinopril I managed to get to sleep without trouble...
...lisinopril ...nifedipine but the sleeping problems continued. I then found I had a normal BP except at the doctor's so came off medication. However it took me more than 3 months to get back to ...
PP I was put on Nifedipine & Atenolol for elevated BP's....
...I was on Lisinopril & Atenolol and my ...all 110's/70's...while pregnant I was on atenolol only, and PP I was put on Nifedipine & Atenolol for elevated...
the Doc., she was placed on Nifedipine 20mg to be taken two...
...Hi, my mom was placed on Lisinopril 10mg to lower her HBP. ...of the Doc., she was placed on Nifedipine 20mg to be taken two ...weeks since she stopped using Lisinopril but the cough is still...
to Lisinopril and Nifedipine and got just as good results...
...weight loss on an LC program. I was switched out to Lisinopril and Nifedipine and got just as good results PLUS I have lost ...he is amazed at my weight loss and is much more...
the lisinopril is the stronger, more effective drug...IF IT...
...that the lisinopril is the stronger, more effective drug...IF IT ...of the lisinopril. And last but not least, Benicar is a LOT more expensive than generic lisinopril. Incidentally, the Procar...
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