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What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?
If you have an allergy to lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide, or any other part of this drug.
If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you have ever had a very bad or life-threatening reaction called angioedema. Signs may be swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing; trouble swallowing; unusual hoarseness.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?
Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
Check your blood pressure as you have been told.
Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
If you are taking a salt substitute that has potassium in it, a potassium-sparing diuretic, or a potassium product, talk with your doctor.
If you are on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your doctor.
If you are taking lithium, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with this drug.
Talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
Low white blood cell counts have happened with captopril, a drug like this one. This may lead to more chance of getting an infection. Most of the time, this has happened in people with kidney problems, mainly if they have certain other health problems. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of infection like fever, chills, or sore throat.
If you take cholestyramine or colestipol, talk with your pharmacist about how to take them with this drug.
Watch for gout attacks.
If you have lupus, this drug can make your lupus active or get worse. Tell your doctor right away if you get any new or worse signs.
Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
Tell your doctor if you have too much sweat, fluid loss, throwing up, or loose stools. This may lead to low blood pressure.
A severe and sometimes deadly reaction called angioedema has happened. The chance of angioedema may be higher in black patients.
If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.