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Flutterbye77 04-24-2012 07:58 PM

I am on 10mg lisinopril and 12.5 of a Diuretic. My fingers have been swelling up so bad to the point I had to have my rings cut off. My doctor doesnt seem concerned, just gave me another Diuretic 12.5 to take it when I swell up again. Will that lower my BP a lot or make me fee weird? I never heard of anyone taking that much unless they have CHF.

zuzu8 04-25-2012 01:11 AM

Re: Diuretics
Hi Flutterbye!

If your diuretic is plain old vanilla HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) the usual adult dose for edema is 25 to 100 mg orally as a single or divided dose. So even with upping your usual dose, you'd still be taking a relatively low dose. It may or may not have an impact on your BP (i.e. lowering it too much) but just continue monitoring at home-You most likely will be absolutely fine.


Flutterbye77 04-25-2012 06:49 AM

Re: Diuretics
So odd how I started puffing up. Mostly only in my fingers, I get self conscious and try and hide my hands.

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