Efficacy Of Lisinopril

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Human health and theIR quality of life have been improving in the past 100 due to changes in medicine and in public health (Mattes et al., 2013). Patients are placed on multiple medications at the same time and it important to understand their safety, efficacy, drug interaction, and toxicity (Mattes et al., 2013). As Mr. Cynthia Nurse practitioner, my job is to understand what affect her prescribing medication is having on her body. I have place Mrs. Cynthia on Lisinopril for her hypertension and metformin for her type II diabetes. Efficacy of Lisinopril Lisinopril medication is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which treats heart disease by causing vasodilation of the arteries and control extracellular volume (Amador, & …show more content…

Lightheadedness and fainting may also be signs of toxicity (Medline Plus, 2015).While patients are taking Lisinopril their blood pressure should be monitor closely and they should have BUN/or ALT and AST did to check their liver function (Micromedex, 2017). Mrs. Cynthia is at risk of developing hyperkalemia because she is diabetic and taking this drugs (Toxnet, 2017). Other patients that are at risk are those with renal impairment, those taking drugs that can elevate their potassium level (Toxnet, 2017). A patient who is pregnant should not take Lisinopril and if they become pregnant they should stop the medication and inform their doctor. It can harm both mother and baby by causing low blood pressure, damage to the kidney and even cause the death of the newborn (American Heart Association, 2017). Drug-drug interaction (Lisinopril) I am concerned with the drug to drug interaction with Mrs. Cynthia. She has hypertension, type II diabetes, and she is old. Her body mechanism metabolism the medication at a slower rate or it may metabolism too quickly. Cynthia labs result closely because she is also diabetic and is taking Lisinopril. I am concerned with her taking a potassium-sparing diuretic, potassium supplement, and aspirin. Patients who are taking potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, potassium-containing salt substitutes should not be placed on Lisinopril (mmm ) Lisinopril is

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