Hello all! 2 weeks ago my doctor started me on lisonopril 5mg/once a day for mild hypertension. I have a history of severe hypertension on my father's side of the family so she is being cautious by trying to catch it early. Yesterday I had lab work done. Lab showed potassium level at 5.3mEQ/L. Normal lab range is 3.9 to 5.1mEQ/L. My last reading before lisinopril was 4.7mEQ/L.
So this reading is slightly elevated. My doctor isn't worried about it but I am! I am 44 years old and have normal kidney function. How high can I expect my potassium to go because of lisinopril? Will drinking more water help to eliminate the excess? Am I in danger here? I thought these drugs were safe and are considered life saving medications but now I'm worried. I also take 40mg propranolol 2 times a day. I have taken that medicine for almost 20 years to help control anxiety. Of course it's also beneficial for blood pressure.View Thread