Lisinopril, a hypertension (or high blood pressure) medication, is not beneficial for blacks.
If you or someone you know is black and taking Lisinopril to treat hypertension, please read the following information carefully.
I decided to conduct my own investigation after reading about this on Facebook earlier in the day. I discovered that the effects of lisinopril on black individuals have been published in medical journals and even discussed at length. Lisinopril has induced Angioedema, a potentially fatal condition, in a significant number of blacks.
Angioedema is an inflammation of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, and back of the throat (which is what can kill you). They are not informing blacks about the potentially fatal side effects of Lisinopril. Discussing this with your physician or pharmacist is recommended.
I examined the National Library of Medicine (link supplied below) for research on black people, namely African-Americans against non-African-Americans and Africans versus non-Africans. Inconclusive were the findings.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-based treatment regimens may not improve cardiovascular outcomes as effectively in black patients with hypertension as they do in white individuals.
Although ACE inhibitors are routinely recommended to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients, earlier data from randomised, controlled clinical trials suggested that ACE inhibitor-based therapy regimens may not produce the same effects in black people.
This alone demonstrates that the treatment of hypertension in black individuals differs from that of all other races.
Angioedema caused by ACE inhibitors is a potentially fatal consequence that is uncommon in the general population but more prevalent in black/Afro-Caribbean individuals.Why, then, is this medicine still prescribed by physicians and sold by pharmacists in black households? If non-African Americans or non-Blacks exhibited these symptoms, the medicine would have garnered a greater amount of attention, in my opinion.
If you or a family member are using this medication to treat hypertension and you are black, please consult with a different expert who can prescribe an alternative treatment.
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