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Is Lisinopril an ACE Inhibitor?

ACE Inhibitors are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of heart and kidney health problems. They are also used to manage conditions like chronic migraines and scleroderma. What is an ACE Inhibitor? ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme. An ACE inhibitor works by blocking angiotensin II from being produced and inhibits the angiotensin-converting enzyme. […]

Why Does Lisinopril Make You Cough?

If you have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, there’s a good chance that your doctor has prescribed you the medication called Lisinopril. Lisinopril is a well-known medicine that is of a type known as an ACE-inhibitor. Millions of people take Lisinopril and similar medications to treat their high blood pressure.  ACE inhibitors work […]

The Links Between ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer

If you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, there is a good chance that your physician has recommended putting you on an ACE inhibitor such as Lisinopril, Benazepril or Captopril. These medications are sometimes also sold under the brand names of Lotensin, Prinivil, Altace, Vasotec or Aceon. ACE inhibitors can be and are very […]

Three Stray Dogs and a $50,000 Donation Later

You find three of the saddest looking stray dogs in the middle of a hot August day in central Texas. What would you do? How would it affect you? this is my story of taking that incident as inspiration to do something that will have a positive impact…and how we’re now generating more each month […]

How do Prescription Discount Cards Work?

If you find yourself without a useful drug benefit plan or if you are otherwise stuck paying the high cash price for your prescription, you are not alone. There are options out that that can help you. We will discuss them here. What about these mysterious discount coupon cards, for example? Can they help? It […]

Pain Management

Understanding pain and chronic conditions. What is pain? We know what pain is. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. It’s the physical suffering caused by injury or disease – our body’s way of warning us that there is tissue damage or other dysfunction present. In many cases, people experience acute pain as a direct […]

Contraceptives

Contraceptives belong to a class of drugs used to prevent pregnancy but can be prescribed to treat heavy menstrual periods, regulate periods or for painful periods. Sometimes they are used to treat acne. Contraceptives are types of hormones (estrogen and progestin) combined in different ways to either keep the lining of the uterus from being […]

Antidepressants

Antidepressants are a class of drugs used for depression. They also treat anxiety, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia, chronic pain, bedwetting, and nerve pain. What is prescribed will depend on which chemicals in the brain need to be affected and also on what other medications the patient is taking. […]

Opiate Agonists

Opiate Agonists are a class of drugs that help stop pain, stop coughing and bronchial spasms, sedate patients, and treat drug addiction and withdrawal. These drugs act like opiates (heroin, morphine, etc.) but their purpose is to avoid drug addiction by making the brain react in the same way, while not causing addiction symptoms. Opiate […]

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, commonly called ACE Inhibitors, belong to a class of drugs used to control high blood pressure, prevent strokes, and prevent kidney damage in those with high blood pressure or diabetes. They may be used after experiencing a heart attack or for migraines or scleroderma. They work by inhibiting an enzyme that is […]