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Lisinopril Treatment for IgA Nephropathy


2013-12-20 09:06

Lisinopril Treatment for IgA NephropathyLisinopril may be not uncommon for IgA Nephropathy patients. It is one kind of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors to lower high blood pressure. As we all know, one of the functions of kidney is to excrete renin and prostaglandin to regulate kidney function. Once kidney goes wrong, blood pressure increases. Therefore, Lisinopril is prescribed. Now let’s have a general look at the Lisinopril treatment for IgA Nephropathy.

How to use Lisinopril for IgA Nephropathy

Lisinopril can be used to treat high blood pressure caused by kidney disease. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Under normal circumstance, take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. The dosage should depend on your state of illness and your response to treatment. And it is important for you to continue taking this drug even if you feel well and not to reduce the dosage without your doctor’s instruction, or blood pressure increases again. What is more, it is better to take it at the same time each day. For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 2 to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of this medication.

Side effects of Lisinopril

Though Lisinopril has obvious effects on lowering high blood pressure, over time there is many side effects:

-Dizziness

-Lightheadedness

-Tiredness

-Headache

-Dry cough

-Dark urine, decreased urination

-Itching

-Yellowing of skin or eyes

-Joint Pain

-Diarrhea, nausea

-Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting

-Signs of infection, such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat

In addition, it causes the kidney to retain potassium, leading to hyperkalemia. Symptoms includes muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat, muscle cramp.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. As long as any of these side effects occur, tell your doctor right away. If possible, it is suggested to take some natural herbs to take the place of Lisinopril. May you live happily and healthily.




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