Although many people tolerate lisinopril well, it is not free of risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about possible dangers of lisinopril that may apply to you. For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with lisinopril. This drug also has possible side effects, which may include:
Although side effects of lisinopril tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as unexplained swelling of the hands or feet, decreased urine production, or difficulty breathing.
(Click Side Effects of Lisinopril and Lisinopril Warnings and precautions for more information on potential dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication. These articles also explain what to tell your healthcare provider before using lisinopril and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)