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High & Low Blood Pressure board

Hello -
Has anyone ever taken the ACE Prinzide HCTZ (I think Lisinopril is the generic)? Any side effects?

I have been on 1/2 of the lowest dose of Atacand Hct (an ARB) for about 6 weeks. My doctor gave me some samples and it is working very well with no real side effects (I am extremely sensitive to medication and have tried several beta blockers in the last year).......
HOWEVER, the prescription drug company that covers us is refusing to pay for the ARB until I do step therapy with an ACE. It is appalling to me that a pharma company can dictate treatment protocol........ I would assume it is because no generic ARB's will be available until 2009!

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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