Another Blood Pressure Question

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Gerald W.'s Comment
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Hello All,

I'm scheduled to arrive at Prime on March 11th To begin a New chapter in my life. Have worked diligently to have all my ducks in a row before this endeavor, I was picking up my refill for my Blood Pressure and noticed the warning on the label "May cause dizziness Drug may impair ability to operate a vehicle,vessel or machine. Use Care" Its 10mg of Lisinopril Have been taking it for approx 2 years. Manages my BP to 117/77

Should i be concerned about this drug disqualifying me in Orientation?

Thanks for the Help in Advance, GW

Turtle's Comment
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That's a good question, and one I don't have an answer for. Maybe someone else takes that and will hopefully speak up.

I'd definitely speak to your recruiter about it asap. Also, you may need a statement from the prescribing physician saying your driving abilities won't be affected.

Get in front of this now before you get to orientation.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Gladhand's Comment
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Obviously let them know you take it and no it won't be a problem. This industry runs on caffeine and blood pressure medication. I take 40mg Lisinopril. I got hbp at a young age (23), hypertension runs in my family.

Only annoyance is due to the meds we have to renew our physical every year, we aren't allowed the 2 year physical due to having to take hbp meds.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Gerald W.'s Comment
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I did speak with my recruiter about it and she stated that as long as is under control is will be no problem. I'm just getting anxious and double-checking that all my bases are covered.

Pete M.'s Comment
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Gerald W,

I can't answer your question either, but I now have questions of my own.

I take 5 mg Lisinopril daily. The Doc did not warn me about not driving. However, the sheet that came with the script says, "Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you." It also cautions about feeling dizzy or passing out. LOL. Well, I have not had any unusual symptoms. But, I am going to guess that these possible side effects will disqualify me for the DOT physical.

Thanks for starting this topic, GW, otherwise I would not have thought about reading the information sheet. Definitely going to talk to my Doc about this drug. In the past I have been able to keep my BP normal with exercise and a careful diet. Think I'll start that again.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Gerald W.'s Comment
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Well Doing some research it seems Lisinopril is verty very common. Yes i know the exact label and the only reason i read it cause i didn't have anything to read while ...umm using the restroom.

Pete M.'s Comment
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FWiW

Lisinopril is on the DOT list of approved BP drugs.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My other half also takes a lower dose of Lisinopril with no problems. He does only qualify for a one year card because of it. Other than that, no problem.

PackRat's Comment
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I was on that for about 3 months until I started making better food choices.

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