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Composition for FASTRIL


food interaction for FASTRIL

alcohol interaction for FASTRIL

pregnancy interaction for FASTRIL

lactation interaction for FASTRIL

It is better to take Fastril tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fastril tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Fastril tablet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), prevention and treatment of heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) and heart failure; when heart is unable to pump sufficient blood. It is also used in patients of diabetes with kidney failure.

How it works

Fastril tablet belongs to group of medicines called angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It acts by inhibiting production of chemical angiotensin II resulting in relaxation of blood vessels, and thus, reduces blood pressure.

Common side effects

Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Heartburn, Lightheadedness, Muscle cramp


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Expert advice for FASTRIL

  • Do not take lisinopril tablet, if you are allergic to lisinopril or to other ACE inhibitors (captopril, ramipril), or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not start or continue the lisinopril, if you are dehydrated due to sickness or diarrhea or use of diuretics, on a low salt diet or have severe renin-dependent high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Do not take lisinopril, if you have any disease of the brain (cerebrovascular disease), heart (e.g. ischemic heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiogenic shock, or heart attack), or immune system.
  • Do not take lisinopril, if you are having dialysis or have had a kidney transplant or other kidney disease.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with lisinopril.
  • Avoid using lisinopril if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for FASTRIL


Q. Is lisinopril a blood thinner, statin, diuretics, calcium channel blocker, nitrate, alpha blocker, or maoi?
No, lisinopril is not a blood thinner, statin (lower cholesterol levels), diuretics (water pill), calcium channel blocker, nitrate, alpha blocker, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maoi). It is angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Q. Can I take lisinopril with Viagra, Xanax, Cialis, or Nyquil?
Viagra (sildenafil) or Xanax (alprazolam) should not be given with lisinopril. It is not reported to interact with Cialis (tadalafil) or Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine). Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use.
Q. Can I take lisinopril with metformin, ibuprofen, hydrocodone, or acetaminophen?
Lisinopril should not be given with metformin or ibuprofen. It is not reported to interact with hydrocodone or acetaminophen. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use.
Q. Does lisinopril cause hair loss, erectile dysfunction (ED), diarrhea, decreased heart rate, cough, insomnia, or weight gain?
Lisinopril may cause erectile dysfunction (ED), diarrhea, or cough but it is not known to cause hair loss or weight gain. It can increase the heart rate. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take lisinopril without hydrochlorothiazide?
Yes, but as per your doctors advise only.
Q. Is lisinopril a generic drug?
Yes, lisinopril is a generic drug.
Q. Is lisinopril safe?
Lisinopril is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)