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Can I Discontinue Lisinopril for IgA Nephropathy

Can I Discontinue Lisinopril for IgA NephropathyLisinopril is a drug that belongs to a group of medications, called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors prevent blood vessels from constricting or tightening and this results in a decrease in blood pressure. Lisinopril is prescribed by the doctor for some IgA Nephropathy patients and high blood pressure (hypertension). Is it ok to discontinue this medicine for people with IgA Nephropathy?

Understanding more about lisinopril can help us find the answer to this question. Or, chat with our online doctor directly for personalized advice!

Although lisinopril one of the common prescription drugs used for regulating blood pressure, it can have some side effects listed in the following section.

Minor side effects

▪ Cough. This is a common complaint while taking this medicine. If it is persistent and becomes severe, tell the doctor.

▪ Headache. It is another common adverse effect.

▪ Light-headedness and dizziness. These problems occur due to low blood pressure. If you faint, stop taking the medicine can call the doctor.

Major side effects

▪ Angioedema. In this case, the face, arms, legs, lips, tongue, or eyes swell. Patients may also have difficulty breathing, swallowing, or severe stomach pain.

▪ Flu-like symptoms like chills, fever, extreme tiredness, sore throat, etc.

▪ Kidney problems. The medication may affect kidney function. Patients with kidney disease may progress to Kidney Failure when taking lisinopril.

For IgA Nephropathy patients, if you suspect that health conditions are caused due to lisinopril, do not delay in getting them addressed by your doctor. After getting the doctor's permission, you can discontinue this medicine. If there is still any question about IgA Nephropathy management, please leave a message in the below. Glad to share advice!

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