Re: What are the differences between Lisinopril, Atenolol and Avalide?
I am quit sensitive to meds. I was on lisinopril for six or seven yrs. I am and has always been allergic to ace inhibitors. Finally I ended up in the er due to severe hives, itching and throat closing. Lisinopril is a good drug to reduce bp, but it can have nasty side effects. I take hctz (water pill) it didn't cause side effects, but it does increase glucose levels and cholesterol levels, so i cut it in half. Beta blocker (toprol xl) was the all time WORST i have ever taken. My ex gp refused to take me off of it so i did it myself. DON'T STOP THIS MED WITHOUT WEANING. When i stopped the toprol xl abruptly, it caused my bp to spike to 225/110 and in ended up in ER. Boy, was my face red and the drs were angry with me.