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Am taking lisiopril and its giving huge anxiety.is this

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am taking lisiopril and its giving huge anxiety.is this common. better drugs that do not have that side effect?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: anxiety and anxiety attacks
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: when i take the pill shorlty i feel like i drank 10 cups of coffee
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no never had high BP before and was just slighly high NOW the anxiety makes it hard for me to even get reading-white coat
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

I think you mean lisinopril.

There are many anti hypertensive [blood pressure] medications.

It is easy to change to one in the same class as lisinopril [ace inhibitor], or a similar class [ARB], or a different class, such as a beta blocker, calcium channel blocker or diuretic.

Ask your doctor about these possibilities.

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