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Are there any risks in taking lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide?

Lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide carries a higher than average risk of allergic reaction, especially in those undergoing dialysis or in those with asthma or allergies. It increases your risk of angioedema in the head, neck, and intestines, and also increases your risk of serious infection. Talk to your doctor if you notice any symptoms of infection, such as fever, chills, or a sore throat, while taking lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide. Additionally, lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide increases the risk of birth defects in unborn babies and should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide can increase your risk of dangerously low blood pressure, especially if you are on dialysis, take a diuretic, or lose excessive fluids for other reasons. This drug can cause dangerous fluctuations in blood potassium levels, especially when used with potassium supplements or potassium salt substitutes. Also, it can increase your risk of kidney or liver damage or failure, especially if you have kidney or liver disease. Lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide can increase your risk of blood electrolyte imbalance, worsen gout and lupus, increase your risk of developing lupus and diabetes, cause high blood sugar levels in diabetics, and can also increase blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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