Ace Inhibitors; ARBs/Lithium
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Your blood pressure medicine makes your kidneys remove extra sodium from your blood. This decreases the amount of lithium your kidneys remove.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of lithium may increase and cause toxic effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience drowsiness, tiredness, increased thirst, increased urination, weight gain, tremors, changes in your heart rate, or confusion, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to monitor the lithium levels in your blood more often. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your medicine or change you to a different medicine for high blood pressure.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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