By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 2 Comments
    Could an Unexpected Reaction to a Blood Pressure…

    High blood pressure is a risk factor for strokes and heart attacks as well as kidney disease and other chronic conditions. Doctors can choose from a wide range of medications to control hypertension. …

    By: Terry Graedon September 29, 2014 6 Comments
    EpiPen Reversed a Life-Threatening Reaction to B…

    Q. You have written about the EpiPen for treating allergic reactions, especially to bee stings. I just spent 8 hours in an emergency room with an allergic reaction to lisinopril, the prescribed blood …

    By: Joe Graedon September 19, 2014 10 Comments
    Lisinopril & Other Pril Pill Side Effects S…

    Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and dilate by blocking angiotensin converting enzyme…

    By: Joe Graedon July 21, 2014 105 Comments
    Lisinopril Side Effects Can Be Life Threatening:…

    Keeping blood pressure under control is extremely important, since hypertension (high blood pressure) is a risk factor for both stroke and heart disease. Finding the correct blood pressure medication …

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2013 8 Comments
    Commercials with Reminders That Drugs Can Have S…

    Q. I think I have worn out several remote controls hitting the mute button on many loud drug commercials.¬† But I have to say I am alive today because of hearing them. I was given a new blood pressure…

    By: Joe Graedon June 6, 2013 93 Comments
    Lisinopril Side Effects Can Be Lethal

    How do you keep your blood pressure under control? Managing blood pressure is an¬†important pillar for maintaining good health and reducing the risk of strokes or heart disease. Regular exercise, a di…

    By: Terry Graedon March 5, 2012 53 Comments
    Blood Pressure Pill Proved Deadly

    Q. On January 15, my brother experienced an allergic reaction that made his throat and tongue swell. He was rushed to the nearest emergency room, but shortly after he arrived his airways closed up so …

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2012 8 Comments
    Blood Pressure Pill May Trigger Deadly Side Effe…

    Q. In an earlier column, you told a reader not to be afraid of the blood pressure pill lisinopril. I believe you should have warned her about the side effect I experienced. My face and lips swelled se…

    By: Joe Graedon July 26, 2009 1 Comments
    Blood Pressure Pill Made Tongue Swell

    Q. I was put on Benicar last month to help bring my blood pressure down, since atenolol alone was not doing the job. Within four days I told the clinic I wouldn't take any more Benicar. It made my ton…