I am on Lisinopril .10 mg Dermatologist recently prescribed .25 mg of spironolactone. Is this safe?

age 55, female. I am on Lisinopril .10 mg…for three years. My dermatologist recently prescribed .25 mg of spironolactone. Is this safe to take the BP med in the morning and actone at night?

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My family has a history of heart and stroke issues and I have high blood pressures as well. I have been diagnosed by my dermatologist with telogen effluvium for hair loss so dermatologist prescribed.25 mgs of actone. My pharmacist said you better talk to your doctor. What do u say?





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Dr. D. Zluf
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Can you please elaborate on your medical history: ie: why are you being prescribed Lisinopril and why Spironolactone?

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Dr. D. Zluf

You are already taking Lisinopril, your hair loss problem should be addressed by stress reduction, diet and iron supplementation.

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hi
both the drugs are known to increase the levels of potassium in blood (hyperkalemia ) if taken together.
better to avoid taking them together. if at all you still have to take them,u need regular blood potassium level monitoring. so take them with care.
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HI
BOTH THESE DRUGS HAVE SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS AND TAKING THEM OVER A GAP OF 12 HOURS SHOULD BE FINE ACTUALLY. BUT CONSIDERING YOUR STRONG FAMILY HISTORY YOU SHOULD GO FIR ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE AS THIS MAY AGGRAVATE PRE EXISTING PROBLEMS

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hello there
these tablets can be taken together ,but not for more days. only if these have to be used for a smaller periods of time,then it is safe. both having similar effects,can cause adverse effects like potassium retention,nausea,headaches