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What should I know before taking lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide?

Before taking lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), tell your doctor if you are allergic to lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide or any other foods or drugs. Provide your doctor and pharmacist with a list of all of the prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements and herbals that you are taking, before taking lisinopril-HCTZ. Tell your doctor if you are prone to angioedema, or swelling of the skin, especially on the head and neck. If you are suffering from kidney, liver or heart disease, diabetes, scleroderma, lupus, gout, high cholesterol, pancreatitis or asthma or if you have problems maintaining appropriate fluid and electrolyte levels, tell your doctor before taking lisinopril-HCTZ.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your doctor before taking lisinopril-HCTZ. This medication is not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you drink alcohol regularly, talk to your doctor about using alcohol safely with this medication. If you are on dialysis, must have surgery or go under anesthesia while taking lisinopril-HCTZ, tell the doctor or surgeon that you are on this medication. It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting, especially when standing up from a reclining position. Stand up slowly by putting both feet on the floor for a few moments before rising to your feet. Do not operate machinery or tools while using lisinopril-HCTZ, until you know how it will affect you.

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