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Okay, I was on:

100mg of Atenolol (Tenormin)
75mg of Triamterene (Maxide)
2mg of Terazosin (Hytrin)

The only change is instead of the Atenolol,
I'm now taking 20mg of Lisinopril.
Quote from jv109:
Okay, I was on:

100mg of Atenolol (Tenormin)
75mg of Triamterene (Maxide)
2mg of Terazosin (Hytrin)

The only change is instead of the Atenolol,
I'm now taking 20mg of Lisinopril.

jv,
From what I can find out you are on:

Triamterene - A potassium sparing diuretic
Terazosin - An alpha blocker
Lisinopril - An ACEI

I could very well be wrong but I thought an ACEI and potassium sparing diuretics couldn't be used together. Anybody out there know? Both can cause a potassium build up. That's not good as your doc pointed out.
Also you seem to be on the max amount of all these meds so it's doubtfull that an ARB would do the trick. On the other hand maybe because you ARE on 3 meds it might work?????
Sorry, I'm not much help
Cass