Ive been a nurse for about 8 years, work in icu/ed for 3 years before that medsurg. In the past 6 months I have seen maybe 12 cases of patients requiring intubation from lisinopril reaction. all of these cases the patient came in with angioedema and symptoms related to that and required intubation with 3 day or so stays in icu before exubation. I recently assisted in a very rough intubation after a patient ate stake and rice and then took lisinopril and it turned into a VERY messy situation.
I work in eastern mass and Im wondering if any other nurses are noticing a trend lately?
What is going on in the lisinopril factory? I dont ever remember taking care of patients with this issue before.