Lisinopril is a prescription medication approved for treating several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This medication can also help improve survival rates following a heart attack. However, because lisinopril is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on lisinopril before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take lisinopril if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, liver disease, or scleroderma. Also, you may not be able to safely use lisinopril if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although many people do not experience problems with this medication, lisinopril can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include coughing, dizziness, and diarrhea.
Lisinopril comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. For more medication information on lisinopril, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Lisinopril for a more in-depth look at this medication. This article discusses how lisinopril works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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