What is Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril?

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This is a combination drug that contains lisinopril, an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 126 53
High blood pressure (hypertension) 94 31
Support heart health 10 11
Swelling in hands 4 1
General health 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 8
Mild 9
None 60

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frequent urination 3
Low blood pressure 2
Chronic dehydration 1
Cramps in legs 1
Dizziness upon standing 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Dosage Patients Percentage
12.5-10 mg daily 6
25-20 mg daily 6
12.5-20 mg daily 4
12.5 mg-20 mg daily 2
25 mg-20 mg daily 2
2 x 25 mg-20 mg daily 2
12.5 mg-10 mg daily 1
12.5-20 mg twice daily 1
2 x 12.5-20 mg daily 1
2 x 12.5 mg-20 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 18
Side effects too severe 12
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 1
See all 38 patients who've stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 13

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 75
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 68
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 49
Not specified 34

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisinopril (Zestril) 6
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisinopril (Zestril) 4
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 2
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 1
Olmesartan (Benicar) 1
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11 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril

Nov 27, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5-10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2018 (Started Jun 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 12.5-20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2009 (Started Jun 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I originally was prescribed a higher dose of Hydrochlorothiazide and suffered a kidney stone after 6 months of treatment. It's unclear whether or not this medication was directly connected to the ailment, however, I decided to go to the combo drug, just in case.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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