Sat 28 Dec, 2002 12:27 pm
Does anyone know anything about this drug? Anyone on it? I have a friend who has started taking it and now he suddenly can't drink his coffee - no stimulants for him. Any suggestions or help for the guy?
i take atenolol,,,,,all the same family of bp meds. coffee, cigs and the drink just work against it. tell him to try the decaf.
That's it? Poor guy.
So, what happens when you drink?
I take atenolol and have never had any restrictions related what I eat or drink except of course alcohol
I don't understand the problem. Prescription medications react differently on different people. Tell the doctor and I am sure he will change the medication..
Thanks all, I forwarded your info and suggestions. The guy's got a long, hard trek ahead of him.
Kris... my bottle of lisinopril is by the coffee maker... That first cup of coffee is one daily ritual I can hang a daily medicine upon...
10 mcg / day lisinopril and three to five cups of coffee / day. It does make me a little more prone to jump up to the restroom a frequent intervals, but the BP is way down!
must be just this guy's reaction. He sounds like he's doing a lot of contrary things - lots of salt, aclohol, coffee, lack of excersize... so, maybe he choses his one vice and drops the rest.
Thanks SP - glad to hear your BP is down, didn't know it was a problem for you.
BP, cholesteral... all them nice things. Maternal grandfather died of colon cancer, so it's soon time to bend over and say 'cheese!' Father blew out an artery (got him on the table in time... two years later it was a quad-bypass... on the table in time).
Mrs. SP wants to live to be 100, and she wants me there, so I gotta make it to at least 93! Ugh!
My dad's mom and brother both died at age 59 from a heart attack. The uncle had one in his 40s, didn't get his excersize. Dad's dad had one or more, had surgery on heart, hip, knee, lived well into his 80s. Dad cut to the chase and started to change all 6 years ago BEFORE he had a heart attack.
I should cut to the chase. We should all be grateful for the miracles of modern medicine. Without it would the average life span be any where near what it is today. When I was young 65 was old age and relatively few achieved it. Today when someone dies at that age the comment is he/she died young. People of 70 and 80 has become common place.
I for one owe every new day to those miracles.
There ya go SealPoet, what's the worst thing about being grandpa? Ya gotta sleep with Grandma!!
It sure is good to hear that people are
taking their hypertension meds regularly. One of the things I
noticed most as a pharmacist was how people don't want to take
their blood pressure medication regularly. They just don't know
that untreated HBP leads to a condition where the heart's left
ventricle becomes dangerously enlarged (called left
ventricular hypertrophy) which can kill you. I always noticed
it because every time you fill that prescription, it is WAY past
the due date - big clue that they do not take it the way the
doctor instructed them to. They don't call hypertension the
silent killer for nothing!
If you want to lower BP, you should avoid stimulants such as caeffine.
Lisinopril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used to treat HT and and as adjunctive therapy in treatment of CHF (afterload reduction). Also used to treat hemodynamically stable patients within 24 hours of acute MI , to improve survival. Also used to treat acute myocardial infarction within 24 hours in hemodynamically stable patients to improve survival.
The doc told my buddy to cut caffiene to one per day (one coffee, one soda, or one chocolate bar). Also doubled the drug dose.
I take two medications for high blood pressure, Lisinopril being one of them. It has not affected my addiction to caffeine.