This is the only bp medication I have ever been on and it is working well for me.
Every bone in my body aches since I started taking this medicine--especially my BIG toe.
It works like a charm as long as I remember to take it every day
I have experienced several episodes of extreme swelling of the lips; my sinus doctor/surgeon, of Beckley, WV suggests that it could be the Lotensin I take for BP; am dealing with such today, keeping area moist with Aquaphor* lip repair and will take some benadryl recommended by local doctor. Any similar reports?
I am on the Benezepril/HCTZ 10/12.5 My blood pressure is running good. My only complaint after taking this a number of years is that on certain days I am feeling like I have to urinate 10 mins. after I have already gone. Some days are worse than others. I am almost afraid to take one when having to take any type of road trip. It gets uncomfortable when you feel like you have to go all of the time. It's almost like having a bladder infection.
I have been having a tickly throat ever since I started this drug about 6 mos. ago. Anyone else experience this?
I'm questioning wheather this medication
causes sever itching.
I was initially taking HCTZ with horrible side effects(I'm allergic to sulfur containing drugs), upon a doctor correcting this Lotensin works wonderful in comparison. It has brought me to a a normal range of 120/80 from 190/145. High blood pressure runs in my family. Most are all on ace inhibitors.
I do notice that I am lower on energy, but over all I feel fine. It has reduced my anxiety and I do occassionally experience vertigo if I am up to 6 hours late taking it.
I also experienced vertigo often with the buildup. I do have a dry cough that is not bothersome, and gets more intense if I forget to take it.
So I'd say at the optimum levels I feel normal and it works great.
I have been taking the Lotensin for about 2 months. My blood pressure has come down into the normal range (125/73 avg over the two months) It seems to be in the same general range everytime I take it. I have a VERY slight cough urge, that doesn't cause me to cough very often. I have not noticed any changes in mucous or salivary production. I do seem to have a slightly lower energy level, but am compensating well. I just try to keep myself moving, works for me. My blood pressure wasn't extremely high, but in the 140/100 range, high enough to cause organ damage over time and arterial damage fairly quickly. I am generally happy with this med. Seems very similar to the HCTZ I was previously taking.
It is hard to say if it helps very much. I lost weight and increased my exercise a lot, so how much effect the medicine has had in lowering my blood pressure is hard to determine.