LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

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Lisinopril Use

Is there a recommended or preferred time of day to take the daily dose?
by Janet Messal in Fort Bragg, CA, 11/09/2015

are lisinopril and benazepril the same drug?

Are lisinopril and benazepril the same drug? If they are the same TYPE of drug are they used at similar dosages?
by David in Holley N.Y., 12/27/2005

Tenormin and triam/hctz are making me depressed and dizzy

is there any blood pressure medication that wont affect my liver and make my moods swing. i get depressed and dizzy on these meds, and i am still shortof breath at times. I'm trying to find some solid information to support this happening with Lisinop...
by Nurseus in mass, 02/11/2006

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Zestril, Prinivil

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Lisinopril (lyse-IN-oh-pril) Treats high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. This medicine is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

When To Not Use LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lisinopril or other blood pressure medicine (such as Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Monopril®, Vasotec®). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

How Should You Use LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes, diuretics (water pills) such as amiloride (Midamor®, Moduretic®), chlorthalidone (Combipres®, Tenoretic®), furosemide (Lasix®), spironolactone (Aldactazide®, Aldactone®), or triamterene (Dyazide®, Dyrenium®, Maxzide®), or pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, Advil®, Aleve®, Dolobid®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Motrin®, Orudis®, Relafen®, Voltaren®).

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or lupus.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Confusion, weakness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever, muscle or joint pain, and skin rash
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Problems urinating, pain in side or lower back
  • Swelling in the hands or feet
  • Sudden stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Change in sense of taste
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Mild nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

Overall Rating:



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LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


David, Austin, Tx - 07/29/2012

So, I was recently prescribed this as a treatment for high blood pressure. 4 days into treatment and I've noticed the following symptoms... Itchy skin, urinating more often, trouble consintrating, drowsiness, coughing, chest pressure, muscle cramps and joint pain... I think I rated this HIGHER then I would have because I for me the benifits out weigh the side effects.

LISINOPRIL (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *


Bruce Shearer, Edinburgh, Indiana - 05/19/2012

I am 70 yrs. old. About six yrs. ago I began to have serious leg cramps that came on me all at once. The cramps could hit me any time late in the day and at night. After a time I tried to eliminate things I was eating and drugs I was taking for physical problems. I discovered I had been taking Lisinopril, 10 mg for six yrs. I was convinced it was the cause, but could not prove it. My wife could only laugh while I went to the floor with cramps.
Six months ago My wifes Dr. prescribed Lisinopril 20 mg for her high blood pressure.
She had never had a leg cramp in her 69 yrs. one month after she started on Lisinopril, She began to have the same cramps that I get, and it brings tears to her eyes, it is so painful. We are convinced that these unbearable leg cramps, are initiated by the Lisinopril.