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Effects of Lisinopril on Lupus Nephritis


2013-07-10 11:03

Effects of Lisinopril on Lupus NephritisCellcept,prednisone,and lisinopril are critical drugs to treat lupus nephritis. If the patients respond to these drugs well,they will be able to slow the disease progression and reduce the risk of complications.What are the effects of lisinopril on lupus nephritis?

Lisinopril is a class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) which can classic medicines for blood pressure.They have a number of effects on management of lupus nephritis: lowering high blood pressure and reducing proteinuria.By controlling these accelerators, these drugs can reduce the progression of Lupus Nephritis more effectively than other medicines for blood pressure.Besides ACE inhibitors,angiotensin receptors blocker (ARB) have the similar effects on people with lupus nephritis,as importantly,to limit the rate of deterioration of kidney function. Therefore,lisinopril should be used by patients with lupus nephritis.

However,lisinopril may cause the following side effects:

More common

*Cloudy urine

*Confusion

*Sweating

*Tiredness or weakness

*Decreased urine output or decreased urine-concentrating ability

*Dizziness and faintness

Less common

*Chills

*Chest pain

*Fever

*Nausea and vomiting

*Diarrhea

The above are the major side effects of lisinopril for patients with lupus nephritis.Some side effects only occur at the initial use of the medicines. As the body adjusts to the medicines,the side effects will recover gradually. Also,after the medicine is stopped,the side effects will go away.However,if those conditions continue,you should consult with your health care professional for advices or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  for more advices to relieve them.

While lupus nephritis has a better prognosis with the development of immunosuppressive agents, some patients may still develop Kidney Failure. Therefore, it is important for the patients to seek an effective treatment for lupus nephritis early enough.


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