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    Information about Lisinopril

    Lisinopril uses

    Lisinopril is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of heart attack and stroke and Heart failure.

    How lisinopril works

    Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

    Common side effects of lisinopril

    Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment
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    Written By
    Dr. Arpit Bhatnagar
    PGDHHM - Hospital and Healthcare Management, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Jun 2019 | 11:33 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Lisinopril

    • Lisinopril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Let your doctor know about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that does not go away.
    • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
    • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lisinopril.

    Frequently asked questions for Lisinopril


    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 12 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)